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Creepy Crawler: Home Of The Horned Bug
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.
Horned Bugs In The Amazon
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?
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!
Horned Bug Info Links
- Cloudbridge Project in Costa Rica: Beetles
Beetles in Costa Rica
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.