My friend and I were discussing what bugs we find the ickiest, and it made me wonder what about bugs is exactly scary. If you had no concept of bugs being poisonous, would black widows still give an :eek: reaction?
For us its a toss up between spiders and centipedes. The worst are spiders that are particularly fond of jumping/pouncing on things. They’re usually hairy little suckers with big googly eyes. Also very scary is when the little bastards rear up at you.
We’ve encountered spiders that showed almost territorial behavior, standing in a doorway and rearing up, waving their front legs threateningly at us when we approched. I’d rather not kill them since I’d rather have them around to eat the other bugs.
Mantids can be scary. One of them took a swipe at my hand when I moved it too close to it. Little guy looked/acted quite viscious.