the black fly, a pest amongst pests, but I used to enjoy catching them when I was little, and gently playing with them. I thought they were cute, because they were furry. LOL. They were 4th in line of spontaneous animal playpals. Top of the list was frogs, then red efts, then snakes, then flys. ~ETS
Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) by Slomoz: Commonly found in the woods of North America (from Minnesota and Ontario to Kentucky) they are characterized by overlappin white mandibles. They usually have 6 spots, but sometimes fewer or none at all! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicindela_sexguttata #Six_Spotted_Tiger_Beetle
Devil Mantis. Photo by Scott Thompson The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the "King of all mantids" for the obvious reason: it's beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers.
Idolomantis diabolica: Photo by Photographer Igor Siwanowicz
This bizarre bug that looks like a rolled-up gym sock with a red, cartoonish face has quite an unusual sex life. Researchers from Oxford University in the United Kingdom discovered that the cottony cushion scale (Icerya purchase) insect isn’t a hermaphrodite — the species' females actually fertilize their own eggs through infectious, parasitic tissue that infects them at birth and is derived from the leftover sperm of their fathers. The odd species can be found in citrus groves worldwide.
No Creepy Crawlies Here: Gallery of the Cutest Bugs