"Ready for Their Close-Up" Credit: Therry The & Marilee Sellers | Northern Arizona University, Page Baluch | W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory | Arizona State University The insects chosen for the 2011 Ugly Bug Contest feature some pretty frightening contenders, including the parasitic ichneumon wasp, which lays larvae that kill their host, as well as the infamous blood-sucking bedbug.
Ichneumon Wasp - contestant from the annual Ugly Bug contest.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly
Clever praying mantis disguised as an orchid Une mante religieuse travestie en orchidée !