The 10 Most Terrifying Bugs We Learned About in 2014

It’s been a good year for bugs, as they seem to keep breeding into ridiculously creepy swarms and turning up in all sorts of unusual places (including in people’s ears, in more than one case).

Because we’re gluttons for punishment, and we know you are too, we’re reliving some of the most terrifying and oddly fascinating insects (yes, we know spiders aren’t technically insects, but give us a break) we found out about this year, whether we wanted to or not.

If you have a strong stomach for creepy-crawlies like these, scroll through the slideshow above and relive the terror of all the bugs 2014 had to offer. Click on the slide titles for more information.