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Some Common Insects And The Lovecraftian Horrors They Become Under A Microscope

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Mosquito

No one likes mosquitoes, which is a shame because they look like they're here to have a good time. They're always buzzing around, meeting new people, and generally just trying to get noticed (this one's even wearing glitter!). Life is one big party for mosquitoes, which is something even the buffet has to respect.
Via conabio.inaturalist.org

No one likes mosquitoes, which is a shame because they look like they're here to have a good time. They're always buzzing around, meeting new people, and generally just trying to get noticed (this one's even wearing glitter!). Life is one big party for mosquitoes, which is something even the buffet has to respect.

taking a closer look...

There is no party. There never was. There are only the shimmering, rainbow hues of Despair itself, descending on your picnic. Leave the weak ones--there is no saving them now. If you hurry, you might be able to stock up on enough professional pest control products and holy water to last the night.
Via internetmedicine.com

There is no party. There never was. There are only the shimmering, rainbow hues of Despair itself, descending on your picnic. Leave the weak ones--there is no saving them now. If you hurry, you might be able to stock up on enough professional pest control products and holy water to last the night.

Caterpillar

This fluffy little jellybean is just about the cutest thing to ever wriggle its way across a leaf. It's a harmless ball of fuzz which turns into a butterfly--what's not to love?
Via blogs.windsorstar.com

This fluffy little jellybean is just about the cutest thing to ever wriggle its way across a leaf. It's a harmless ball of fuzz which turns into a butterfly--what's not to love?

taking a closer look...

Everything. There is everything not to love about this thing. If you crossed Jabba the Hutt with a used lint roller, the result would call this an abomination. If there is an antithesis of the smell of fresh-fallen leaves or the warmth of a loved one's embrace, it's the caterpillar.
Via sciencephotogallery.com

Everything. There is everything not to love about this thing. If you crossed Jabba the Hutt with a used lint roller, the result would call this an abomination. If there is an antithesis of the smell of fresh-fallen leaves or the warmth of a loved one's embrace, it's the caterpillar.

Dust Mite

This little guy couldn't possibly be cause for worry. He's pictured here with a grain of salt, after all. Ever heard of anything smaller than a grain of salt winning American Idol? Didn't think so.
Via waynesword.palomar.edu

This little guy couldn't possibly be cause for worry. He's pictured here with a grain of salt, after all. Ever heard of anything smaller than a grain of salt winning American Idol? Didn't think so.

taking a closer look...

Modern science tells us that a dust mite forms when a pimple sprouts legs and decides to see the world. The young dust mite will then feast upon bits of discarded human skin, absorbing the apex predator's power and storing it in their sack-like bodies in preparation for the Great Reckoning.
Via telegraph.co.uk

Modern science tells us that a dust mite forms when a pimple sprouts legs and decides to see the world. The young dust mite will then feast upon bits of discarded human skin, absorbing the apex predator's power and storing it in their sack-like bodies in preparation for the Great Reckoning.

Snail

Snails are slow and helpless, which is why they're adorable. Look at this one--he's got a piece of grass! Where are you going with that, Mr. Snail?
Via npr.org

Snails are slow and helpless, which is why they're adorable. Look at this one--he's got a piece of grass! Where are you going with that, Mr. Snail?

taking a closer look...

It's not so bad...until you realize that's a tongue. And the fringes? Those are teeth. Snails use those to rake through their food, scraping up bits to swallow. So, the next time you're out in your garden feeling sorry for yourself because snails have gone to town on your cabbages, just remember that those cabbages have had a worse day than you ever will. (Informational Credit to Solutions Self Chem)
Via iq.intel.com

It's not so bad...until you realize that's a tongue. And the fringes? Those are teeth. Snails use those to rake through their food, scraping up bits to swallow. So, the next time you're out in your garden feeling sorry for yourself because snails have gone to town on your cabbages, just remember that those cabbages have had a worse day than you ever will.

(Informational Credit to Solutions Self Chem)

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