Weird Nature Things You Should Never Google Search, Insect Edition  

Nathan Gibson
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List Rules Vote up the insects you never want to see in real life.

Insects and other creepy crawlies are already some of the most revolting and feared creatures on the planet. Despite their small size and the fact that many can’t hurt you in any meaningful way, insects make people recoil. That feeling of horror will not be helped by looking at some of the disgusting insect pictures on the internet.

In fact, gross insect images join an illustrious list of things that you should never search for on Google. Only a very particular type of person would willingly seek the most repulsive insect images. These creatures go through some morbidly fascinating life cycles that you are better off just not seeing. However, if you are brave enough to press on then you could be in for a dreadful treat.

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Human Botfly Infections Are The Stuff Of Nightmares


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Photo: BlueGinkgo/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0

The botfly is a particularly nasty fly with parasitic larvae that feed on humans. The eggs are carried by mosquitos or ticks and then plunged under the skin when mosquitos feed on victims. Afterwards, the botfly larvae hatch and feed on host flesh. After living under the skin for around eight weeks, the young insects leave the body and move into their adult stage. If you really want to see what a botfly infection looks like, take a look right here.

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Watching A Cockroach Give Birth Is Like Looking At A Horror Movie


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Photo: Bernard DUPONT/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0

Cockroaches have reputations for being somewhat gross. They look repulsive; they're much too large; and they live forever. No wonder they're unappealing. It's even more nauseating to witness cockroaches give birth. Dozens of white infants burst from the back of the female cockroach, spilling forth into the world. The brave among you can observe the process with these images.

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The Jewel Wasp Lays Its Eggs Inside Living Cockroaches


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Photo:  Axel Rouvin/Wikimedia Commons/C C BY 2.0

Also known as the emerald cockroach wasp, the jewel wasp is a parasitic insect that has a rather diabolical way of bringing up its young. The deceptively pretty wasp injects a distinctive venom directly into the brain of a cockroach, essentially paralyzing the creature. Then the wasp drags its disabled prey to the nest, using the still-living body as a host for eggs. The wasp larvae then feed on the cockroach's innards until the food source dies. The dead body becomes a cocoon until the larvae reach maturity. You don't want to watch this process.

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Horse Fly Bites Wreak Havoc On Human Flesh


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Photo: Dennis Ray/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.5

The horse fly tends to gravitate toward large animals all over the world. This is because it feeds on the likes of horses and cattle, biting the livestock to release blood. Unfortunately, horse flies also attack humans. Due to their large size and the fact that their bites cut open skin rather than pierce it, these flies can do a significant amount of damage. Although most people will only endure some redness and swelling around the affected areas, other victims have bigger and more painful reactions. If you want to understand exactly how disgusting these bites can be, take a look at these pictures.

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