Meet The Mantidfly – Your New Worst Nightmare…Why Is Nature So Terrifying?


One thing about the animal kingdom that never ceases to amaze me is its boundless diversity. Just when you think you’ve seen all the creepy-crawly creatures there are to see, a new one rears its terrifying head. Which, as luck would have it, brings me to the topic of this article: the mantidfly.

The mantidfly is actually a remarkable creature. From a distance, it looks almost exactly like a wasp. As you look closer, though, you’ll notice it has claws like a praying mantis. Despite its fearsome appearance, mantidflies don’t sting and are pretty much harmless to humans. They’re totally content eating flies.

That being said, they’ll still give you the heebie-jeebies. Check it out in the video below.

(source: YouTube)

What really freaks me out about the mantidfly is how much it looks like a wasp. I really, really, reallyhate wasps.

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