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treegrow PRO 3:16am, 30 October 2012
Many of us are celebrating Halloween this week, so let's do a Halloween-themed contest with Creepy photos. Give us your sinister black cats and ominous spider webs, menacing beasts, freaky crawlies, dripping slime, or whatever creepy critters, poses, or views you can come up with. Select one (1) of your best images to compete with. Submissions will be open through next Monday.

Contest rules and instructions on voting and posting are all located here . Please read the rules thoroughly before beginning.

Remember to post only images and their number in the posting sequence, along with a brief explanation of how the image relates to the contest topic (optional). Also, make sure your image is properly tagged, licensed, and posted to the EOL group. If you have questions or comments about the new image sizes or anything else relating to the contest, please post them to this thread. Thanks!
JMDN 3 years ago
#1 Phymata crassipes, the "Jagged Ambush Assassin Bug". From Austria, Europe.
Reduviidae: Phymata crassipes
Bárbol 3 years ago
#2
A bunch of hollow dead beetles hanging is the creepy house decoration of the mediterranean black widow, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus.

Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, nest
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treegrow PRO 3 years ago
#3 Snipe fly attacked by fungus. Our forests are littered with the victims of entomopathogenic fungi. Mwahahahaha.

Snipefly Attacked by Fungus
DaveHuth PRO 3 years ago
#4 Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), eating an earthworm. Not really "creepy," but c'mon... horkin' down a worm the size of its whole body! :- )

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), eating an earthworm
David Bygott PRO 3 years ago
#5 Giant longhorn beetle (Tithoes sp.), Tanzania

Tithoes sp.
rosie.perera PRO 3 years ago
#6 Sunflower seastar (Pycnopodia helianthoides), Galiano Island, BC

Sunflower seastar

Two images of the same specimen: underside (above) and top side (below).
J. Jordan Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J. Jordan (member) 3 years ago
#7 Crab Spider
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annemirdl PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by annemirdl (member) 3 years ago
#8 Chapulines to Go (deep fried grasshopers, mostly genus Sphenarium)

Chapulines to Go
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HermannFalkner/sokol Posted 3 years ago. Edited by HermannFalkner/sokol (moderator) 3 years ago
#9 Clathrus archeri is not a kind of octopus with a skin problem eating its path through fallen leaves but rather a stinking fungus attracting flies to spread its spores. Not that those dark spots were dangerous, but you nevertheless would prefer not coming too close to those pungent spore layers.
Clathrus archeri
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treegrow PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by treegrow (admin) 3 years ago
Enough with the creepy images. It's time to pick your favorites!

Submissions are now closed and Voting is OPEN! You may only vote once, and the photo with the most votes is the winner. When the voting week has closed, an administrator will change the thread status from VOTE to CLOSED. See Voting Instructions
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Drew Avery PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Drew Avery (moderator) 3 years ago
#9
But I think I am going to use all of these for screensavers on the work computers Bah ha ha!
lotlhmoq PRO 3 years ago
#2
indeed very creepy house decoration
rosie.perera PRO 3 years ago
#4
gailhampshire PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by gailhampshire (member) 3 years ago
#4 for me........here is another yukky !one for luck
Common Cockroach giving birth. Blatta orientalis.
Cockroach birthing.
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HermannFalkner/sokol Posted 3 years ago. Edited by HermannFalkner/sokol (moderator) 3 years ago
#3
---> Sorry but I only now realised that I posted my photo under #8 which was already taken, corrected to #9!
Bárbol 3 years ago
#3
Manuel Valdueza 3 years ago
#4
Jörg Hempel PRO 3 years ago
#5
JMDN 3 years ago
#2
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treegrow PRO 3 years ago
#4
David Bygott PRO 3 years ago
#9
annemirdl PRO 3 years ago
#1
Valter Jacinto | Portugal PRO 3 years ago
#4
Malcolm NQ PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Malcolm NQ (member) 3 years ago
#2 ... although I really have trouble seeing any of them as 'creepy'. Maybe I've been hanging around bugs for too long ;-)
nartreb 3 years ago
#9
J. Jordan 3 years ago
#9
Furryscaly 3 years ago
#9
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treegrow PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by treegrow (admin) 3 years ago
We've got another tie! Our WINNERS are:

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), eating an earthworm by DaveHuth

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), eating an earthworm

AND

Clathrus archeri (46°43' N 15°57' E) by HermannFalkner/sokol

Clathrus archeri (46°43' N 15°57' E)

Congratulations to the winners! Thanks everybody for submitting great images.
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