May 4th, 2017 by admin

When it comes to the cutest, cuddliest members of the insect kingdom, which species do you think of? If you’ve seen Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, then you probably think of caterpillars.

Sure, they’re still bugs, but they’re undeniably adorable. That being said, allow me to burst your bubble for a moment. There’s a caterpillar out there that has a taste for flesh.

See that fly in the photo below? Things don’t end well for this critter.

The blur behind it is actually a carnivorous caterpillar that’s native to Hawaii.

The poor thing didn’t stand a chance.

What’s even more interesting is that other members of this caterpillar genus, Eupithecia, are herbivores elsewhere in the world. Those of the carnivorous variety have been seen chewing holes in leaves, but they typically only do this to create vantage points from which they can stalk their prey.

You can see one in action in the video below.

(via IFL Science)

While these caterpillars don’t feed on human flesh, I wouldn’t put it past them to try it out. Who knows? Maybe they’ll evolve into man-eating bugs one day. Wouldn’t that be fun?

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August 14th, 2016 by Max Watson

Jellyfish are right up there with wasps on the list of creatures that pretty much everyone hates. The difference with jellyfish, though, is that there are some subspecies whose stings can kill you almost instantly. (With a wasp sting, the only way one will kill you is if you’re deathly allergic.)

So, just how much worse is a jellyfish sting than a wasp’s? Check out the video below demonstrating the impact a box jellyfish’s venom has on the heart of a toad.

WARNING: the following video is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Well that’s terrifying.

What makes the box jellyfish even more frightening is that it’s so small. You could have one swimming right next to you and not see it. I think I’ll just go ahead and stay out of the ocean forever now.

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