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Creepy Crawler: Home Of The Horned Bug

Updated on August 18, 2014

When Nature Takes A Hike . . .

Sometimes nature is creepy. Imagine going over to your screen door and finding one of these looking at you.  Yes, it really is "The Great Horned Bug."

Although I had seen pictures of these things in books, it was the first time in my life I ever really saw one up close. At the time I figured if I didn't take a picture of it, no one would believe I saw it at my back door.

That creepy thing was big enough to knock on the door, but there was no way I was going to let it in.

Welcome to Creepy Crawler, Home Of The Horned Bugs.

Don't Mess With The Big Bugs

This beetle does not want to hold your hand . . .

The Great Horned Bug Show - Do big bug videos creep you out?

The Rhino Beetle is prehistoric in appearance, creepy and crawly, plus it is big. Very big. Do bug videos make your skin crawl? I am a sissy, and bugs creep me out!

Which bug video creeps you out most?

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Bug Weight Lifting 101 - Rhino Beetles

This is a well done video that pretty much describes what rhino beetles do.

Got Bugs? - Know Your Insects and Your Insect Products

Vote for the insect item that would be most helpful to you. Your Vote Counts Here!

Creepy Crawlers In TheBay - Oh, The Nostalgia . . .

When I was little, my brothers had a Creepy Crawler set. Yep. They made their own bugs with a "Thing Maker." Definitely one of the most popular toys of the 60s.

About My Creepy Bug Art

I Took The ATC / ACEO Challenge

The ATC & ACEO Challenge theme was "CREEPY." The theme reminded me of a close encounter I had with "The Great Horned Bug." My drawing was done with a black fine point Prismacolor marker and (12) Old Eagle Berol Colored Pencils on 90 lb. water color paper. My art is the size of a standard playing card or baseball card, which is is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size. (Almost the size of the bug that knocked at my screen door.)


The Great Horned Bug modeled for his portrait. The Great Horned Bug was shot with a camera, not a gun. No bug was harmed creating this art.

Anytime I see a bug that is the size of a small animal, its image is forever etched in my memory. It was nice of the big bug to let me take its picture, but I am certainly glad I haven't seen another one like it since. Do you get creeped out by bugs? If you've ever had a buggy experience, you are welcome to share it here.

How about those creepy crawlers?

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    • jadehorseshoe profile image


      7 years ago

      VERY Informative Lens.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      We need to employ bugs like this to protect us from other bugs. Maybe we could train these beetles to hunt and kill bed bugs for us! :)

    • GramaBarb profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver

      Bugs are impressive! Well done! Angel blessed.

    • eccles1 profile image


      10 years ago

      I found a big one yesterday he was a beauty!

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      10 years ago

      This lens is invited to join the Going Buggy Group...

    • carrieokier profile image


      10 years ago

      Cool and creepy lens. Nice job!

    • clouda9 lm profile image

      clouda9 lm 

      10 years ago

      Ewww! This is creepy and good at the same time. Wondered if you have ever heard of Roach Broaches? You can find a link on my spotting odd lens. Good luck on reaching Giant Squid...I'm working for it too!

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      10 years ago

      I'll have to admit I do get a bit creeped out by big bugs now, but when I was little my mom said she once caught me playing with a scorpion. I was giving it a ride a toy truck, LOL. Great lens!! Best of luck burning the midnight oil. :)


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