Here are 4 more things that freak me out.
1.) Camel Cricket. This little bugger comes to you from a recommendation from Renee. I didn’t know they existed! Looking them up I discovered they are the jerks of the cricket world. A real pest. Some say that right before you step on one they shout, “Satan Rules”.
2.) Vinegaroon. Butt ugly little guy. Lives in the Southwest, US. Looks like a scorpion, but is harmless. Step on this one and get the scent on vinegar. No fool’n.
3.) Old men in shorts. This delightful FREAK idea comes from threeundertwo. I hadn’t thought of this one before, but now I am seeing them everywhere! It’s always big shorts, skinny legs.
4.) Tarantula Hawk. This is actually a beautiful bug to see. Their bodies are jet black and their wings are red/orange. For fun a Tarantula Hawk will capture, sting, and paralyze a spider, then they either drag the spider back into her own burrow or transport their prey to a specially prepared nest where a single egg is laid on the spider’s body, and the entrance is covered. The wasp larva, upon hatching, begins to suck the juices from the still-living spider. After the larva grows a bit, it plunges into the spider’s body and feeds voraciously, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible to keep it fresh. The adult wasp emerges from the nest to continue the life cycle. What a bug.
They are fairly nonagressive toward humans. For the most part you won’t die from one of their stings, but, and this is a BIG but, they have one of the most painful stings in the world. I guess the pain last for about 10 minutes. But for 10 minutes there is nothing you can do for the stung person but watch them run around screaming.