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!

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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!