The strangest insects
On the planet there are over a million different species of insects (known to us). They account for half of all living organisms on earth.
Top amazing insects today in our list:
Red-(sherstolapka shy) - a mole comes from Denmark. The caterpillars of this moth bright yellow, and their bodies are covered with "patches" of prickly hair like porcupine quills. In the center of the back pass another tuft of hair at the same time, each segment is also "covered" a certain amount of hair.
From a distance, the caterpillar resembles a sponge, but up close you can see the two rows of the jaws, and it's not exactly a pleasant kind of jaw. Periodically occur invasion of moths, with the result that the whole insect carpets entangle the trees
Mantis "Flower devil" to
As one of the largest species of praying mantis, flower devil is also the strangest. It says a lot when it comes to praying mantises. Females of this species reach a length of up to 13 cm centimeters, while in the process of evolution, they have got a different set of natural colors, which allows them to mimic the type of orchid called "Devil's Flower".
Mantis may be in for a long time to sit still while the intended victim is within reach, then the movement of the forearm with lightning speed they catch flies, beetles, and even in some cases the birds. Thus, this type of mantis uses its color, simulating a flower, and when a victim approaches, it attacks.
The caterpillars of these butterflies are incredibly vulnerable, because their bodies are very soft and consist almost entirely of protein. To fend off the predators, they often resort to intimidation tactics.
Sometimes it's bright colors, sometimes it is the imitation of other insects, and often it's a false behavior, like the behavior of another, more dangerous insect. Mimicry this individual is special, the "face" looks at least strange, that is sufficient to intimidate predators.
The image shown here is a model created by Alfred Keller (Alfred Keller), the German sculptor in the 1950s. But do not believe that it is all an invention, because the Brazilian Gorbatka - really existing insect, and this is the strangest specimen in the whole family gorbatok.
In addition to cicadas, insects resemble the kind gorbatok Addams Family only in the animal world. Many of them have strange structural formations on their bodies, and the science is still not sure of their purpose.
Black Butterfly (Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar)
This insect is an incredibly beautiful fluorescent blue butterfly that is usually found in North and Central America. Its larvae, on the other hand - this is good, "armored" blood-red caterpillar with dark protruding centuries and four blunt horns, which help the body to move.
While the young caterpillars live in groups, but with the passage of time before the onset of the period of release on pupa stage, they begin to wander on their own. They also change color as they grow, changing from red to black, while the horns are bright orange hue.
Butterfly pavlinoglazki Satin
The extent of this insect wings is about 25 cm, so this butterfly is considered the largest on the planet. She also is peculiar to the unique color of the wings: the front ends of the wings are strongly reminiscent of the snake's head ready to attack the victim.
For obvious reasons, this butterfly was nicknamed "Cobra", and she lives in Southeast Asia, where they are grown for the production of silk.
tailed imperial butterfly
If you find yourself on the east coast of Australia in about March or April, you can encounter one of the strangest creatures. The caterpillar of this butterfly looks quite normal from the neck down to the end of his calf.
Her head, that's what helped her get into this list. Wide, thick forehead from which grow four countries of the Horn, soon had to belong to a dinosaur than the creatures that live in this millennium.
Mantis Spiny Flower
Another incredible view of Praying Mantis - Mantis is "Spiny Flower" (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi), got its name because of its strange ornament in the shape of a flower. This insect is very small, it does not even reach a length of 4 cm. It lives mantis in South Africa.
And, like most of the praying mantis, "Spiny Flower" is a voracious predator, and the older he gets, the greater the likelihood that he will eat their own kind, found him on the road. Another interesting fact: a pouch in which the female holds the eggs ready for shelving, can be three times more than its own body.