|Hermit crab in a bottle stopper - Costa Rica|
|Bright and colourful Galapagos Island Crab|
The other two frogs in the pics below were in a frog house in Costa Rica. The locals called the red bellied frog the blue jean frog due to his blue legs! I have no idea what the other frog is but I love the way his feet are suckered onto the glass - very cool!
|Froggy in France!|
|The poisonous blue jean frog! - Costa Rica|
|Amazing suction - Frog in Costa Rica|
|Walking in Procession!|
|Pine processional moth caterpillar - maybe?? - France|
|Humongous stick insect - Costa Rica|
|Caiman - Costa Rica|
|Leafcutter ants - Costa Rica|
|Is it an alien? - no its a locust! Cyprus|
And then...talking of aliens back in the UK I have been lucky enough to see dragonflies emerging from their larval skin into a newly emerged insect. The first pic below is of this taking place and then there is one of the new dragonfly which is so fragile. They basically 'pump' themselves up to become the fully fledged insects that we see whizzing around.
|Dragonfly shedding its larval skin - Cumbria, UK|
|Newly emerged dragonfly - Cumbria, UK|
|This ugly beast turns into the beautiful 6 spot ladybird!|
|Big scary looking green caterpillar - France|
So that's just a quick overview of some of the weirder creatures I have come across both at home and on my travels. I am sure there will be more out there waiting to be found. As I am sure I have said before the natural world never ceases to amaze me with its diversity and well there are some pretty wacky creatures out there!