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These 15 Bugs Found In Virginia Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

According to, a site that lists species of insects, arachnids and other creepy crawlies by state, there are more than 300 well-documented species of “bugs” (a term I will use to include anything that crawls around and isn’t obviously a mammal) in Virginia. However, entomologists and researchers estimate more than 20,000 species of bugs and buggy-like creatures call Virginia home. That’s a LOT of bugs. Obviously, I am not going to list them all here. Instead, I’m going to show you a few that I find particularly disturbing…and a few that you may not be familiar with. So here goes…enjoy!

So now that you know a few of my biggest fears…I mean, bugs that I find the creepiest, tell me about yours! Clearly, this cannot be the full list of bugs in Virginia, so I would love to hear about a few that your find particularly bothersome in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.