"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.

"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.

Ichneumon Wasp - contestant from the annual Ugly Bug contest.

#insecte

#insecte

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly

dung beetle

dung beetle

Clever praying mantis disguised as an orchid  Une mante religieuse travestie en orchidée !

Clever praying mantis disguised as an orchid Une mante religieuse travestie en orchidée !

papillon, mousse, champignons, vert

papillon, mousse, champignons, vert

Exotic beetle

Exotic beetle

that's what we see, what does he see?

that's what we see, what does he see?

Fourmi

Fourmi

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