So far, science has managed to discover more than 900 thousand different kinds of insects. Some scientists indicate that one million is yet to be discovered. Some of them are unique, some strange, some beautiful, but that diversity is what makes the insects so spectacular. In our list below, we are going to present some of the most unusual types of insects.
The Brazilian Treehopper
When you look at this insect, you will notice how bizarre it is. Its appearance might be unique, but in some way, it can give you creeps, especially ornamentation on its thorax. This insect likes to be isolated and to lead a solitary life. Scientists are still struggling to discover the purpose of the structures they present on the back. But, they suspect it can be a defense mechanism to protect them from predators.
Dasychira Pudibunda is a native of Denmark. The whole body of this insect is covered with silky hair. This insect might resemble a sponge, but when you look at it closer, it’s more than that. It has double rows of mandibles, so it will make you run up to hills when you encounter Dasychira Pudibunda.
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
This fascinating neon and a fluorescent blue butterfly is a common insect found in North and Central America. When still in a larvae form, it can be a genuinely weird creature. The eyes of this insect are tinted visor shade, with horns covering the whole body. The interesting fact about these insects is that they live on a poisonous plant called Pipevine, while they absorb the poison into their body.
Spiny Flower Mantis
Spiny Flower Mantis has a unique structure of the body, resembling on the flowers. It can be found in Southern Africa. Its body size is minuscule, reaching the only 38mm. This type of insect is cannibal also. So, if they encounter one of their own, they will quickly eat them. The fact you should also know is that they lay eggs which are nearly three times larger than their body size.
Southern Giant Darner
This species of insect is the fastest among them all in the world. The vivid colors and foreign body make Southern Giant Darner one of the most exciting for the research. Some scientists believe that the speed of this insect is still debatable, considering that other dragonflies should take its spot.
The Hummingbird Moth
The Hummingbird Moth is a strange insect that looks like a regular hummingbird when feeding. But, what people fail to notice is that moth is hovering over the flowers. It is hard to see the difference, especially since they have similar body size, behavior and feeding habits.
Giant Stick Insect
This is one of the weirdest insects which you will ever encounter. There are more than 3000 species of stick insects, and some of them can fly because they have wings. They are massive in their structure, with small wings, so it’s surprising that they can fly.