Unusual Insects or Spiders

Challenge #111 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you an opportunity to showcase some unusual, interesting insects, or arthropods which you've captured on your camera. Let's think beyond honey bees, bumblebees, butterflies etc to some of the more unusual creatures you've found. If you don't know what they are, then another member might know. Where possible, the insects or spiders should be outside in their natural environment. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Mantis fly
The last samurai
Cross-eyed or Hypnotized?
Dictyopharid Planthopper
Grapevine Hoplia.
cone head mantis
Wolf Spider
Parasitised Figure of Eight Moth Caterpillar
Cecropia Moth Caterpillar
scorpion spider
Leafy Insect
Cicada Portrait
I am sure its in here somewhere.....
Robber Fly.
Strange bug
Asilus crabroniformis
Assassin Bug Nymph (Reduviidae)
Moth At Dusk
Mayfly - Male
Sloe Shield Bug
Lovely spider.
Mantis
The Giant
Just good Friends
Alien 1
Hummingbird Moth
Tiny Planthopper
Hummingbird hawk-moth
The pesky, exotic Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Do you like my lashes?
adult owlfly
Red Eye cicada_DSC05490
insect with wiskers 2
Begging on my knees
blackAndWhite
spider
37 - Golden Orb Spider
Armor-plated Wheel Bug
caterpillar
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Metallic Blue Robber Fly
Pelecorynchus Fulvus
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