Tennessee August 05, 2015
These 15 Bugs Found In Tennessee Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine
Bugs. Those terrifying creepy crawlies that keep you up at night and spawn nightmares soon as you manage to close those eyes. We’ve found some bugs that call Tennessee their home, JUST like you. Ready to find a new roommate? Just kidding – they’ve already moved in. AH.
Southern Devil Scorpion
This scorpion may not be lethal, but it is a bit scary to look at. Watch your toes by those leaf piles and in the cellar!
Arrowhead Orb Weaver
You'll find these arachnids active mainly in the summer, but they'll be hiding in the shade. Terrifyingly beautiful, hey?
Bald Faced Hornet
A relative of the yellow jacket, you'll want to stay away from these black and white stunners. Don't disturb them, because they will sting repeatedly if attacked. Yikes!
Banded Woollybear Caterpillar Moth
This fuzzy little guy is covered by bristles and is NOT a pest in the garden - awesome! You'll probably find this one out on the sidewalks in the fall.
Bark Crab Spider
Yikes, this one looks like a crab! You may see it walking sideways or backwards - how crazy is that?!?
A farmers friend, this mantis is brown and LOVES to eat garden pests like aphids and beetles.
American Pelecinid Wasp
These wasps aren't huge stingers and they spend time close to the soil on low hanging plants.
Putnam Jumping Spider
Did you know the Putnam Jumping Spider can jump four or five times their body length? From standing still. INSANE.
With no tail or stinger, this little faker may make you jump but won't leave you hurting. You can find them anywhere from your house to the river.
A hefty, colorful beetle with an illustrious life as a gardener actually HELPS your plants grow. Crazy!
Their bites are VIOLENTLY painful, so be careful of this killer creature!
Antlions like to eat themselves some larvae and are colloquially known as 'doodlebugs.'
Spotted Camel Cricket
This guy is big and SUPER jumpy, they are most active at night and like to crawl into your houses. Sorry...it's just warm and great in there!
Tersa Sphinx Moth
With stiff wings, this large moth is streamlined and solid. It's more likely to look like a fluttering leaf than its moth relatives.
Yucca Plant Bug
Where do they live? You guessed it - the yucca plant. In HUGE clusters and with murderous tendencies, you'll want to watch out for a colony of these ones.
So many well placed shivers. Anything you found fascinating? Have you found any in your yard? Let us know in the comments below!