These 12 Bugs Found In Delaware Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

There aren’t too many dangerous animals in Delaware, but we sure to seem to attract a whole lot of bugs!

Warning: If you don’t want a case of the serious heebie jeebies, you might not want to scroll down. We found 12 insects that lurk in the shadows in Delaware that will surely send shivers down your spine.

And because technically spiders are in a whole other group of animals than insects (and because we didn’t even WANT to go there) this is just the start of the list of creepy crawlies that call Delaware home.

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June 17, 2022

Are there any venomous bugs in Delaware?

Delaware has its fair share of venomous bugs. The only venomous spider in the state is the Black Widow, but it is found in each county. Kissing bugs are a threat, too, so be sure to know where they like to hide.

Are there any dangerous animals in Delaware?

In general, Delaware is a safe place to enjoy outdoor recreation. The First State doesn’t have any major predators like black bears or mountain lions, which seems to set many minds at ease. However, there are a few dangerous animals in Delaware. While you’re hiking, keep an eye out for timber rattlesnakes and copperheads. Black widow spiders are common, too, as well as the dangerous Kissing Bug. Occasionally, our shorelines pose a threat, too. Sharks frequently feed off the shore, and once in a while we are visited by the highly toxic Man O War jellyfish.