Can bugs be simultaneously admired and loathed at the same time? Through David Phillips’ electron microscope photos, yes they can. Click on the bugs to see them big and in detail. Via Slate:

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Lace bugs (Tingidae) get their name from their lace-like wings.  David M. Phillips, courtesy of ForeEdge/University Press of New England
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Treehopper (Membracidae)  David M. Phillips, courtesy of ForeEdge/University Press of New England
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Wasp. David M. Phillips, courtesy of ForeEdge/University Press of New England
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This ambush bug (Phymatinae) resembles a Stegosaurus, and its front limbs are reminiscent of the jaws of Tyrannosaurus rex. David M. Phillips, courtesy of ForeEdge/University Press of New England 
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Fairyflies beat their wings more than 1,000 times a second.  David M. Phillips, courtesy of ForeEdge/University Press of New England
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This parasitoid wasp is about the size of a pinhead.
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