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Official account of BugzUK.com, invertebrate breeder in the UK🐝🐞🐌🦋🐛🐜🦗🕷we breed and sell invertebrates. All photos/videos are mine, repost with credit

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15 hours ago

Quite amazed that this little spider had managed to catch such a large bee in my garden !!! Must have some fast acting venom to have overcome such large prey !!! #spider #spiders #arachnid #arachnids #spidersofinstagram #arachnidsofinstagram #bee #dead #gotcha #surprised

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21 hours ago

This little 1cm idolomantis diabolicum nymph is less than a month old but it’s already as quick as lightning when catching a fly, our eyes don’t even register the fly entering the frame let alone move so fast as to catch it in mid air !!!!one second there is no fly, the next it is plucked from mid air, all we see is a black blob suddenly caught !!! This nymph was black when born, probably to mimic unsavoury ants so it doesn’t get eaten when it is born. These mantis nymphs will grow into what I think is the queen of all mantis, the most beautiful of all the mantis. #mantis #mantid #bug #prayingmantisofinstagram #😱 #prayingmantis #mantids #insekten #insekt #insects #insectsofinstagram #queen #thebest #soquick #nice #😋 #animalsofinstagram #bugs #animals #livingcreatures #beauty #nature #amazing #naturalworld #loveit #nymph #feeding #fly #dinner #nomore

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Yesterday

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry. This polyspilotta adult female mantis was merrily chewing on a cricket and distracted so it was an ideal time to introduce a willing male to see if they would mate... all looked good until the male went under her wings and started to chow down on her abdomen.... not that she seemed to be caring much !!! This is really rare that a male does this so it took me by surprise and the only thing I had to disconnect them was my biro that’s lives behind my ear in the shed..... not pretty, especially when I am trying to film at the same time, but at least I split them up with no casualties and neither were hurt in the making of this video !!! 😂😂😂😂 #mantis #mantid #mantids #prayingmantisofinstagram #yikes #insects #insectsofinstagram #😂 #insect #insekten #nature #mating #cannibal #cannibals #naturalworld #unexpected #no #agh

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2 days ago

So my training this mantis to be vegan, as in the last posted video, took a step backwards!!!! Appears the cricket wasn’t the BFF that I thought it was and the mantis felt the need to ruin their perfect friendship by devouring him.... ah well, I will go into my next project.... training tarantulas to befriend orphaned cockroaches.... #mantis #mantids #insekt #insects #bug #prayingmantisofinstagram #🙈 #insectsofinstagram #insect #😱 #bugs #creepycrawlies #minibeast #minibeasts #thekill #givingupveganism #deathknell #wrongplacewrongtime #yikes #wrongplacewrongtime #theend #nature #naturalworld #animal #animals #animalsofinstagram

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3 days ago

Peter the polyspilotta mantis has been brought up living with crickets all its life, they really are BFF and share everything... even a banana lunch!!! That’s true love . #mantis #mantid #mantids #bug #bugs #mantisofinstagram #😂 #prayingmantisofinstagram #🙈 #insectsofinstagram #insects #insectsoftheworld #insect #bff #bffs ❤️ #truelove #besties #best #bestiesforlife #besties #seriously #whataloadofhooey #joke #noway #nochance #asif

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4 days ago

Having just caught a cockroach for lunch, this Pterinochilus murinus is not interested in expending energy in catching another, so whilst it’s occupied eating , time to go in for a close up on this gorgeous spider.... this is one we don’t normally get to up close and friendly with as she is a tad aggressive !!! #spider #spiders #spidersofinstagram #arachnid #arachnidsoftheworld #arachnidsofinstagram #tarantulas #tarantulasoftheworld #tarantula #pterinochilusmurinus #pterinochilus #8legs #hungry #scary

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5 days ago

I show some many videos of prey being eaten , thought it was time to see the prey tucking in... this one has lost a lot of weight on the cabbage diet of course, but is still looking good 😂😂😂 #roach #roaches #cockroach #insect #insectsofinstagram #insects #insectsoftheworld #prey #food #nature #creature

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5 days ago

This ogre faced spider is one that we have bred ourselves, which has taken a lot of trial and error, here, the unfortunate fly slipped on the side of the container and fell within the striking distance of the net .. no more fly !!! In the second video you can see the spider wrapping his catch in silk and is going at it with great gusto !!!! Poor fly never stood a hope. #deinopidae #spider #spidersofinstagram #spiders #ogrefacedspider #thecatch #catchoftheday #nicecatch #netcastingspider #fly #flies #goodcatch #nature #gone #gonner #nomore #oops #badslip #slipped #slip #wrongmove #eatenalive #yikes #amazing #sofast #quick #speedy #natures #naturalhistory

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6 days ago

No wonder flies get eaten by predators all the time !!! This fly has decided to eat detritus off this orchid mantis raptorial arm, despite the fact that what it is eating is the residue of one of its brethren, so not only is it eating fly, but it is taking an Enormous risk by using a predator as a plate... the mantis is still eating the remains of a fly so can’t be bothered with it but that’s more luck than judgement on the flys side !!!! Anyway... it lives to tell the tale !!! #lucky #mad #nutter #foolish #sostupid #why #silly #braindead #mistake #notclever #lifeordeath #fly #flyfood #prey #insect #insectsofinstagram #mantis #mantid #orchidmantis #insects #insekt #insekts

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6 days ago

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1 weeks ago

Sitting in my garden watching the dragonflies and damselflies is one of life’s little pleasures, and if you can see a favourite perch then it’s easy to get slo mo video of a dragonfly as it will keep returning to that perch in the sun. This single dragonfly was attempting to break up the mating pair that fly across the screen... unsuccessfully !!! #dragonfly #dragonflies # #pondlife #easymornings #relax #chilling #animallife #animals #insect #insects #insectsoftheworld #bug #bugs #insectsofinstagram #chill #slowmotion #relax #morningsinthesun

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1 weeks ago

This small black spider from Cameroon is quick as a flash to catch a fly that ambled over her web #spider #spiders #🙈 #spidersofinstagram #animal #webspinner #web #webbing #caughtinweb #animals #gone #noescape

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2 weeks ago

Following on from the previous post.... this adult male decided not to mate with the much larger female, but instead , moved in and started to steal the food in her mouth.... pretty brave, if not stupid, ploy onhis part !!!!he got away, she finished her meal, but he never got to mate with her !!!! A missed chance #nature #naturalworld #creatures #mothernature #animals # #animalsofinstagram #animal #spider #spiders #web #spidersofinstagram #orbspider #orbspiders #arachnid #arachnids #arachnidsofinstagram #brave #mad #stupid

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2 weeks ago

Thought it time to have a longer video showing this parasphendale, adult female mantis, finishing off a fly. Those mouthparts are so cool and just slice through the fly with ease... never get bored watching mantis feed #feeding #food #flysoup #fly #mantisofinstagram #mantis #prayingmantis #bug #Mantid #insect #insects #bugs #prayingmantisofinstagram #insectsofinstagram #nature #naturalworld #animals #animal #animalsofinstagram #yumyum #yum #tasty #tasteslikechicken

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2 weeks ago

This small chromatopelma cyanopubescens tarantula, the green bottle blue, had a nice dinner surprise when she was given a big juicy grub to enjoy... packed full of goodness, this will keep her going for a good while.... some nice crunching sounds on the audio 😂😂😂 #spider #spiders #tarantula #spidersofinstagram #eightlegs #spidersoftheworld #8legs #feed #tarantulasoftheworld #tarantulas #tarantulasofinstagram #biteme #feedingtimeatthezoo #feeding #feedingtime #juicy #yum #yumtum #nice #yummy #hm #sogood #fingerlickinggood #😱 #tasty #dinner #lunch #goodcatch

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2 weeks ago

This amblypygid , Damon medius from Nigeria, is far from happy with me !!! Having disturbed it to give it some food, it’s gone into instant hate me mood with its pedipalps outstretched ready to defend itself.... tho k I will feed it and run 😂😂😂 #amblypygid #damon #damonmedius #whipscorpion #tailesswhipscorpions #nature #animal #animalsofinstagram #bug #animals #creatures #weirdo #bugs #weirdcreatures #monster #micromonster #scarybeast #😱 #nice #defence #angry #anger #goaway #dontcomenearme

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2 weeks ago

This mantis nymph managed to get the fly but also caught the branch too so the fly was sandwiched between the spiky mantis legs and the branch. If it let go of the branch, the fly might escape, so it was easier to chow down on it whilst it was crushed against the stick. First to go is the flys eye...NICE !!! #mantis #mantid #prayingmantis #bug #prayingmantisofinstagram #mantids #insectsoftheworld #insectsofinstagram #insects #insect #feeding #fly #caught #naturalworld #mothernature #animals #feedingtime #omg #yikes

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2 weeks ago

It’s not always easy being a mantis nymph and hunting skills have to be learned gradually, but if your prey moves fast, even in a straight line, it’s not always easy to catch it, even when given a second chance to have a go, best it can do is chase it 😂😂😂 and the bug lives to breathe another day !!! Missing prey items can be catastrophic in the wild, the mantis has to take advantage of every opportunity that arises, even if @LewisHamilton is in the driving seat of this bug 🙈🙈🙈 #insect #racingbug #insects #mantis #mantid #mantids #bug #bugs #insectsofinstagram #sofast #prayingmantisofinstagram # #🙈 #prayingmantis #missed #miss #ohno #morepractice #aw #uh #mantisoftheworld #microworld #micromonsters #nature #getaway #livetotellthetale #free #survive #lucky #verylucky

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2 weeks ago

Sometimes you can get just a bit too much loving. Social distancing has gone by the board as these three male peruphasma schultei all try to get in on a bit of the action ! The female, the larger animal, is being mated by one male whilst two others hang on to her back to try to dislodge the others so that they can father the next generation. This is common in the insect world and I have even seen it happen with praying mantis !!! Poor females get exhausted with all this unwanted attention especially when she has to carry them all around when she starts walking. #stickinsect #insect #insects #🙈 #insectsofinstagram #attention #insectsoftheworld #peruphasma #peruphasmaschultei #bugs #😱 #stickinsectsofinstagram #fun #minibeast #minibeasts #ohno #getoff #copulation #newlife #unwelcomeattention #nature #wayitis

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2 weeks ago

This beautiful orb spider from Cameroon is a new spider we are now breeding but it is frought with problems... it is really timid and even small prey like this maggot is often not taken out of the web... this female missed 7 maggots after reaching them in time to kill them !! As well as that, the hatchling orbs are minuscule, so need really small prey, but hey.... it’s really pretty !!!😂 so we persevere. Anyone out there have an idea of the name of this species ? #spider #spiders #arachnids #arachnidsofinstagram #spidersofinstagram #spidersoftheworld #timid #newspecies #orbspiders #orb #orbspider #web #giantorbspider

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2 weeks ago

Phylocrania paradoxa, a dead leaf mantis. This adult male is such a striking mantis with its body shape designed to be disguised against the bark and twigs it lives on. Here we see it make light of an unfortunate fly which chose to try to walk past it... not a sensible plan !!! And one that ended in death. The last video is just a bit more artistic ( no gore !!! ) to show just how beautiful this animal is . #mantid #mantids #bugs #prayingmantisofinstagram #insect #insects #creatures #insectsofinstagram #bug #sopretty #sopretty 😍 #nice #bug #disguise #camouflage #lunch #dinner #eating #feast #naturalworld #mothernature #creaturesoftheworld #cool #pets #pet #exotics #sonice #newpets #newpet #entomologyphotography #entomolgy

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2 weeks ago

This short video shows you how light refraction from the back of the cell of the multicelled eye into the camera, gives you the feeling the mantis has pupils that follow you as you move... just look at the eyes as the camera moves 😂😂 #mantis #mantid #prayingmantis #mantisofinstagram #insects #insect #insectsoftheworld #bug #bugs #cool #weirdeyes #theeyeshaveit #eyeballing #weirdnature #nature #creatures

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