Top Ten Insects and Arachnids with Incredible Abilities

Insects and Arachnids are amazing, fascinating animals. They're small, but some of them have incredible "superpowers". Which one do you think is the best? Cast your votes and comment! Feel free to add more!

The Top Ten

1 Voodoo Wasp

Mind control sounds like a really strange thing in case of insects. Lol. That's a great ability. - LightningBlade

It's able to turn other insects or other small animals like a caterpillar to "zombies" and control them. It lays its eggs in a caterpillar. After the larvaes are fully developed, the larvaes dig their way out of the caterpillar and turn themselves to cocoons. The caterpillar doesn't die, instead, it guards the coccoons from other insects, like it's being mind-controlled - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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3 Darwin's Bark Spider

Its silk is around 10 times stronger than a kevlar (a material 5 times stronger than steel). Its web is very large too; it can reach up to 80 feet in length. Try not to strangle into one while walking through a forest in Madagascar - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

All these creatures are so unique! This list is so informative. 10 times stronger than a material stronger than stell is very impressive. Thank you for the list BlueFrostOfThunderClan. - LightningBlade

4 Ironclad Beetle

It has a very strong exoskeleton that it can't be crushed by your bare foot. That's just like a human not getting crushed by an Argentinosaurus' foot. Insect collectors need to use a drill in order to impale this beetle to a board - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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5 Pea Aphid

It has the ability to photosynthesis; an ability only plants with chlorophyll have. With that ability, this animal doesn't need to eat to produce energy. It can produce energy as long as there's sunlight, like a plant - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

And now the taxonomists must been really confused as to which kingdom of classification this animal should be in. Lol. The confusion never ends. - LightningBlade

6 Parasitic Wasp

It's very resistant to radiation. It can survive 180,000 rads - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

7 Flea

It can jump up to 200 times its own body length. If it was the size of a human, it could jump across a soccer field (or more) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

8 Bombardier Beetle

A beetle that can burn your shoes out! I've actually seen one of these. - LightningBlade

It can spray burning hot chemical solution, which can reach 100 degree Celcius - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

9 Desert Locust

It's able to fly in great distances, up to 20 miles, without wasting much energy - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

10 Praying Mantis

One of the most magnificent insects ever. - LightningBlade

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