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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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
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Metallic Blue Robber Fly
Pelecorynchus Fulvus
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