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    17 Rather Horrifying Facts About Bugs That'll Confirm All Your Fears

    Flies poo every time they land.

    Okay, before we go on – not all of these are bugs.

    Bugs, scientifically speaking, are small insects with "beak-like" piercing mouths, like fleas and midges. So spiders, slugs, and wasps are not technically bugs, but you get the idea.

    1. There is a type of wasp that can control the brains of cockroaches, basically turning the roach into a zombie.

    2. Some species of cockroaches can live for up to a month without a head.

    3. Ladybugs are cute but can sometimes be cannibalistic.

    4. Bees have two stomachs, one for food and another for nectar.

    5. When spiders walk, they always have four legs touching the ground and four legs off the ground at any one time.

    6. A tarantula will inject its prey with venom, paralysing it, then the enzymes within it will break down the body, turning it into a liquid.

    7. Tarantula venom is actually no more dangerous to humans than bee or wasp venom, unless you're allergic to it.

    8. Spider webs actually spring towards prey because spiders cover it in a electro-static glue, which moves towards all charged particles, including prey.

    9. Slugs can stretch to 20 times their normal length.

    10. Caterpillars only have six legs, just like butterflies and moths.

    11. The Luna moth has no mouth or digestive system and has a lifespan of only 7-10 days.

    12. The death’s-head hawk moth has a skull pattern on its abdomen and can release a high-pitched shriek when irritated.

    13. Earthworms don't have eyes, ears, or lungs, but they do have five hearts and a digestive tract.

    14. A slug is a "gastropod", a name which literally means "stomach foot".

    15. The click beetle has two bioluminescent spots that look like headlights.

    16. Scorpions have extremely slow metabolisms and some species have been known to go a year between meals.

    17. Nearly every time a housefly lands, it defecates or regurgitates.