Daily Archives: September 26, 2013


BLOG – Kill It With Fire: HK’s Top 5 Most Dreadful Creepy Crawlies 17

HK has at least 6,784 insect species recorded thus far, most of which are fairly benevolent. However, some are less friendly. Below is a horrifying collection of five of HK’s most dread-inducing creepy crawlies…

Nephila Pilipes Golden Golden orb-weaver  – also known as giant wood spiders or banana spiders, they feature a leg span of up to 20cm and often prey on snakes or small birds. They are one of the biggest spiders in the world and, if you fancy a visit to the lovely Lantau Silvermine waterfalls, expect to be absolutely surrounded by gaggles of these nightmarish arachnids. HK’s ‘Jumanji Island’, Tung Ping Chau, is also teeming with the bastards, ready to devour your first-born child…

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Belostomatidae Kirkaldyia deyrolli – also known as giant water bugs or colloquially as toe-biters, electric-light bugs or Alligator Ticks. A popular delicacy in Thailand, Entomological Science journal notes that the water bugs are happy to attack moving prey such as snakes and turtles…