10 Creepy Endangered Bugs You Shouldn't Squish


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Before your survival instinct kicks in and you grab a shoe to smack these spiders, beetles, snails, and other insects, keep in mind: They might be creepy, but that doesn't make them less important to the ecosystem. All the bugs shown here are endangered, so the chances of coming across one in your basement are pretty slim -- but if you do have a confrontation, it's best to remember you might be looking at one of the few examples of an extremely rare species.

Tags: Animals | Conservation | Endangered Species | Insects