10 Of The Weirdest And Creepiest Arthropods On The Planet



An arthropod, for those who may not know this, are little animals that include insects, arachnids, and crustaceans, which is a wide variety of different species – billions to be exact. Together, these critters make up over eighty percent of all of the known species on the planet. It is easy to claim that the majority of these are going to be beautiful, bizarre, and just a bit downright creepy. Here are ten of the weirdest, yet insanely creepy arthropods in the world.

Golden Tortoise Beetle

The Golden Tortoise Beetle has a brilliant, beautiful color that makes it shine golden in the sun. These little beetles are interesting, as they have a liquid layer on the outside, which is caused by dew from the leaves around them.

Tiger Beetle

The Tiger Beetle can only be found in Australia, and is known for being one of the fastest animals in the world relative to their size. These little critters reach impressive speeds of up to 5.6 miles per hour while running.