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Bugs and insects in dreams are almost represent annoyances.
Like animals the dominant characteristic of the bug is usually what is being communicated to you about your own thoughts and emotions.


To dream of ants represents small annoyances or petty issues thoughts. Ants may be a sign that you are too concerned with an issue that isn't that big of a deal. Being irritated by endless overtime or compulsive behavior.

Alternatively, ants may reflect your awareness of how annoying your behavior is to someone else who thinks your compulsive.

Negatively, dreaming about ants may be a sign that you need to try harder to not be such a snob.

To dream of army ants may reflect feelings about how excessive or dangerous an annoyance can be if you don't avoid it. Feelings about petty or annoying people will become dangerous to you if you they are allowed to gather together against you. Grouping of petty or annoying issues that you feel is threatening. Concerns about annoyances in your life that will never stop attacking you. Feeling annoyed by multiple petty concerns that are staring to attack you in a personal manner. Feeling threatened by total embarrassment of something small that will not give up until you change. A wish to avoid involvement with a person or situation because you are sure it will result in non-stop annoyance until you choose to go away. A very assertive annoyance.

Example: A man dreamed of ants all over around him on the ground. In real life he was annoyed by news about an old friend he didn't like and found it difficult to stop thinking about it.

Example 2: The Roman emperor Nero dreamed of being dragged into the darkness and being covered with winged ants. In waking life he was overcome with guilt for the petty murders of his mother, wives, and other family members.


To dream of bedbugs represents feelings of uneasiness or annoyance about a situation that has been deemed unacceptable. You may feel frustrated or bothered that something in your life isn't good enough. Bedbugs may indicate that you feel forced to change something that you believe is adequate. They may also reflect criticism you've received.

Negatively, bedbugs may be a sign that you are bottling up negative emotions. You may need to express your true feelings. They may also reflect sensitivity to criticism or your dislike for change.


To dream of beetles represents thoughts and feelings of something in your waking life being compromised or ruined.

Negatively, a beetle may reflect lingering annoyances or bad memories of someone who totally disregarded your feelings. Long-term exposure to a memory of someone who made you feel like a loser.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a beetle on his couch. In real life he had experienced his father throwing a sharp object at the couch ripping a hole in it.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing someone eating beetles. In waking life she felt forced to live in a dirty home with obnoxious neighbors who kept disturbing her sleep.


To dream of bees represents hard work and industrious behavior. Hard work that you are involved with or that you feel will be required of you. Busy thoughts or feeling frantic. Feeling stuck with big job or large amount of work. Fearing getting a lot of work or being stuck with a scary job. Feeling stuck helping others. Annoyance at a person that likes working before your feelings.

Positively, bees may reflect a wish to catch up on work or work harder.

Bee dreams are common around moments with large social expectations like weddings, funerals, college selection, and childbirth. It may also reflect feelings about being overloaded having to help others with their health problems.

To dream of being stung by bees represents conflicting feelings about hard work that is excessive or that you really don't want to do. Feeling that someone or something has left you with big job that you don't want to do. Feeling annoyed work that is required of you may be unfulfilling, boring, or will take too long to finish.

To be stung on your hands may symbolize feelings about being stick with a large load of hard work that ties you down, hampers success, or prevents you doing what you really want to do.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a bee riding on the back of a lizard. In waking life he was annoyed with having to work overtime with a very scary job.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed about her mother being stung in the chest by bees and dying. In waking life she discovered her mother having serious chest pains and needed to be taken to the hospital. The bees stinging and killing her mother may have reflected how annoyed she felt with having to deal with the stress of taking her mother to the hospital while also fearing her mother dying.

Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing bees. In waking life he felt he was being lazy and needing to increase his work load to catch up.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of an angry bee. In waking life she felt she was under attack by a family member.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of a bee on her foot. In waking life she was annoyed that she might have to get a job that so that she could avoid dropping out of college.


To dream of a butterfly represents issues that are special or important to you that you are sensitive about losing. It may also reflect a fear of loss. You might be sensitive about having to change something you like. Butterflies generally represent personal interests or relationships that we don't want to give up or change. Alternatively, a butterfly may represent something you feel you need to be perfectly careful about or that you don't want to scare away.

To dream of a butterfly flying away from you represents having to let go of something special or important to you. It may also reflect a change you feel forced to make.

Butterflies commonly appear in the dreams of people who have experienced a death of a friend or family member. The butterfly reflects their sensitive feelings about having to let go of the loved one.

Butterflies tend to show up in dreams when something you are emotionally invested in is threatened or criticized. You don't want to give something up or be embarrassed away from something you love. You may have a passion, interest, or person that you feel is important to keep. A butterfly can also point to criticism of things you enjoy, or caring about what other people think.

Example: A man once dreamed of seeing a yellow butterfly. In waking life, he was taking vitamin supplements that he didn't want his doctors to find out about because he feared they'd make him stop taking them. The butterfly reflected the importance he gave to these supplements for improving his health and the fear of losing these benefits if the doctors found out about them.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed of her house being filled with butterflies. In waking life, she had a hobby that she loved that was being criticized. The butterflies represented her sensitive feelings about her hobby being criticized. She didn't want to change anything she was doing.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. In waking life, she had been released on medical probation after being declared legally insane. She was required to take medication as part of her probation release and was sensitive about having her medical probation revoked.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a butterfly. In waking life, her Dad had died. In this case, the butterfly may have reflected her sensitivity about keeping her Dad alive while experiencing hospital health complications.


To dream of a caterpillar represents an aspect of your personality that annoys you that it's comfortably taking it's time progressing. Behavior that annoys you that it doesn't have to stop while it takes its time. Annoying progress that is always happening, but never finished yet. An annoyance that notices taking it's time progressing in stages as though it's wonderful. It may also reflect annoyance with progress that one person thinks is wonderful while another person doesn't. Annoying behavior that notices it's not much better than anyone else while taking its time, but isn't going to stop.

Negatively, dreaming of a caterpillar represents full awareness of yourself noticing something annoying to someone else a lot in stages that you can't stop or don't want to stop. You may be having anxiety about making a choice that can't stop that will annoy someone else a lot. Caring too much about annoying someone else while feeling that not stopping progress in necessary.

Alternatively, a caterpillar may reflect something hasn't transformed yet.

Example: A young man dreamed of playing with a caterpillar while a friend didn't like him doing that. In real life he had made a final decision to change schools which his friend was not pleased about. In this case the caterpillar may have reflected the dreamer's feelings about annoying his friend with the progress of his school transfer that he didn't want to stop while the friend wanted him to stop.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a caterpillar. In waking life she was experiencing hallucinations that wouldn't go away. All her doctor's explanations kept falling apart as the hallucinations slowly got worse. In this case the caterpillar may have reflected the dreamers annoyance that she was slowly and progressively losing her mind while doctors believed it wasn't a serious problem while she did.


To dream of a centipede represents feelings about annoying situations that are so scarily wacky that you'll do anything to avoid them. Annoying wackiness that you want to go away on its own. It may also reflect feelings about putting up with people you really don't like because they are too odd or unconventional for your comfort level. Feeling bothered by someone or something too unusual for comfort that is imposing itself on you. Feeling terrified of something ridiculous. Disbelief that something ridiculous likes itself the way it is and doesn't have to go away right away. Behavior that is scarily wacky which you feel doesn't need to do that right now. Scarily wacky behavior that has nothing else to say. Annoying behavior that doesn't think it makes a mistake while being creepy weird. Annoying behavior that creeps you out with wackiness that it thinks it matters. Annoying emptiness that thinks it looks good when it doesn't. Behavior that does't bother to think anything is wrong when it is and doesn't want to go away. Wacky behavior that thinks it's family when it isn't at all.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing dead and half-dead centipedes in a sink of water as she washed lettuce. In waking life she had an unwanted pregnancy which motivated her to get an abortion. The dream may have reflected her mixed feelings about thinking an abortion would make her look scarily wacky to friends and family.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed of an centipede that needed to be killed. In waking life her boyfriend broke up with her and told her that he never wanted to discuss getting back together again, but then later told her he may want to at a much later date. The centipede in this case may have reflected the girl feelings about her boyfriend's idea of getting back together being an annoyingly creepy ridiculous idea when she didn't think it was a good idea at all because she was completely over him.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing an enormous monster centipede that would charge at her, and then back off. In waking life she was having issues preparing to tell her parents about a marriage to a new man after having been previously married and divorced. In this case the centipede may have reflected her annoyed feelings about her parents overreacting to her getting married because she thought their reaction might be empty while she kept telling herself that she didn't need to tell them right this minute.

*Please See Millipedes.


To dream of cockroaches represents feelings of undesirability. Something you really don't want in your life. (e.g. the feeling you'd get from a bad haircut.) Feelings about a situation being low quality, dirty, or poor. A tarnished reputation. A continuous problem. Feeling annoyed by something subpar. Imperfections that embarrass you.

Example: A young man dreamed of being surrounded by cockroaches. In real life he met an old friend who expressed love to him. He was extremely uncomfortable with this expression of love. The cockroaches reflected how undesirable it was to have this friend be so honest with him about his feelings.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of using insecticide on cockroaches. In waking life he was trying to repair an old friendship that had a lot of bad memories and misunderstandings that got in the way.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of a bonnet being infested with cockroaches. In waking life she was operating a business that she didn't want to with people that annoyed her.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of taking a lot of cockroaches out of her suitcase and then having one cockroach left. In waking life she felt it was undesirable to leave her fiance and move on with her life. In the end she kept finding reasons to talk to him to avoid moving.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of Jesus placing a cockroach on her head while putting his hand over her mouth. In waking life she was annoyed by a website forum not allowing her to talk about her religious beliefs.


To dream of crickets represents a situation where you feel that nothing is happening or that's leading nowhere.

Example:  A woman dreamed of hearing crickets.  In real life she wasn't sure if a relationship she was in for 3 months was going anywhere.


To dream of a dragonfly represents asserting one's self or telling someone to "f*ck off." Making it obvious or rudely stating that you don't care about anything someone else is thinking.

To be attacked by a dragonfly symbolizes an interaction with someone else where you were insensitive to their feelings. You may have said or did something that was cold or insensitive to another person. Alternatively, an attack by a dragonfly may represent a person or situation that was cold, rude or insenstive to you. Someone may have asserted themselves in a way that doesn't feeling good for you.

Example: A woman dreamed of holding a dragonfly in her hand that died. In waking life she was planning to dump her boyfriend, but then changed her mind.


To dream of earthworms represents feelings of annoyance by something that safely perceives itself as unimportant. Feelings of annoyance with behavior that safely sees itself as never important at all that you can't do anything about. Annoyance that certain behavior perceives itself as unimportant but can only be useful to instigate other things to happen.

Negatively, an earthworm may represents feeling about overdoing or excess with an annoyance that safely sees itself as never important at all. Annoyance that something safely unnoticed or safely unsaid was left that way. Annoyance that you have to stay safe never taking a risk or saying something successful. Annoyance with medical staff who are unimportant and unable to answer serious questions.

Example: A high-school girl dreamed of having her best friend dump earthworms all over her. In waking life, she was trying to ask a boy to a dance and her friend would always interrupt her whenever she got close to the boy. In this case, the earthworms being dumped on her may have reflected her feelings of being embarrassed by her friend with having to annoyingly explain to a group of people about why she still hadn't said anything to the boy she wanted to ask to the dance. She may have felt she had to remain annoyingly safe about being unimportant at all because she friend kept interrupting, ruining her opportunity to ask the boy.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of earthworms. In waking life, she was placing her husband in a care facility because he had dementia. In this case, the earthworms may have reflected the woman's feelings about care facility staff being safe, but never important enough to discuss his husband's health in a serious way.

Example 3: A man dreamed of having an earthworm eye view. In waking life, he had a near death experience in the hospital while in a coma. In this case, the "Earthworm Eye View" may have reflected his feelings of being a safe annoyance to medical staff while in his coma while being completely unimportant for people to try to because he was unconscious.


To dream of fireflies represents feelings of ingenuity, creativity, or originality that inspires you, but never lets you know it personally. Something incredible to watch that leaves you feeling that there is not much else to do with it. Amazement at how wonderful it feels to notice that nothing can stop a situation out of control. Ingenuity, creativity, or originality caused by the annoyance of someone else to your benefit. Something wonderful to watch that never wants to criticize you when something is wrong, but never notices you personally either. Feelings about observing behavior that cares about nothing except being the center of attention. Behavior that shows off never fired, stopped, or interfered while never knowing you personally.

Annoyance about someone or something that wonderfully won't do anything except feel hopeful during danger, hopelessness, or emptiness. Impersonal or distant behavior that will do nothing except keep feeling good that nothing is wrong during an empty moment. Annoyance that something is "only there" that never wants you to be nervous. Annoyance of liking being around something that you can't really know personally. Something you don't want to bother because it makes the emptiness feel more special. Disbelief or awe that someone would help you, but never talk to you. Feeling good being helped during a dangerous or hopeless time, but you don't get to talk to the people that helped you. Feeling good getting away with something because someone helped you, but you don't get to talk to them. Feels good that you are not nervous around it, but doesn't want to talk to you.

Negatively, dreaming of fireflies may represents annoyance of other people enjoying silence or quiet. Annoyance of others enjoying noticing waiting during an empty moment. Annoyance with other people feeling good never getting anyone back during an empty moment. Not enjoying asking for something while other people are enjoying taking their time. Associating with something inspiring, hopeful, or amazing that never really cares about you. Associating yourself with other people's ideas, originality, creativity, or ingenuity to make yourself believe in yourself more.

To dream of catching a firefly may reflect feelings of never wanting to let go of other people's ingenuity, creativity, or originality to feel better about yourself.


To dream of fleas represents irritating problems that are difficult to ignore.  They often symbolize a hard dose of reality that you can't stand, or something that constantly provokes you.  

Fleas on a dog represents an irritant or annoying problem that effects your ability to be confident.  A distraction that makes it harder to believe in yourself or feel in control.


To dream of flies represents a recurring distraction or annoyance. A problematic person or situation that keeps coming back despite your best attempt to get rid of it. A problem that is so annoying that you can't think of anything else.

Negatively, flies may be a sign that you are putting up with an annoyance for a prolonged period of time when you don't need to. Feeling too lazy to take action, make a change, or speak up. Not being willing to move away from an annoyance. Unexpressed feelings about someone that is inconsiderate. Petty annoyances that are recurring. Feeling extremely irritated by someone or something. Repeat nagging.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing flies. In waking life she was very annoyed by her father who repeatedly kept nagging her to clean her house.


To dream of a grasshopper represents your feelings of annoyance with behavior that surprises you with never needing to think of you. Annoyance with a person or situation that confidently disregards your feelings, never involving you in their activities, and doesn't acknowledge your presence. Annoyance with a person or situation that has never thought of other people once after you thought it would once. An annoyance that insults you with never doing anything with you once you want to like it or want to control it. Annoyance with other people's freedom that doesn't even think of who you are once. Annoyance with behavior that doesn't want to see itself near you. Frustration and surprise at the unpredictability and lack of reciprocity in a situation.

Example: A young woman dreamed of a bug that was a cross between a grasshopper and a cockroach. In waking life, she was very worried about the prospect of her new home being haunted by a ghost. In this case, the insect being a cross between a grasshopper and a cockroach may have reflected both her frustration with anticipating a ghostly encounter that never transpired while also being annoyed by the undesirability of her house being haunted as the reason that previous owners keep selling it.

Example 2: A teenage boy dreamed of brightly coloured underwater grasshoppers. In waking life, he was looking for a girlfriend by talking to girls and meeting new people. In this case, the bright colored grasshoppers may have reflected his feelings of frustration and surprise at the unpredictability and lack of reciprocity he encountered while trying to form romantic connections.


To dream of a hornet represents a person or situation that is a lingering threat, or problem that is lying beneath the surface.  You may have a fear of reprisal from standing up for yourself, or concerns about a situatuon getting out of control.

To be stung by a hornet symbolizes anger, vengence, and revenge.

A hornet's nest would symbolize a very sensitive issue you want to steer clear of. You may be concerned about a possible confrontation.


To dream of a ladybug represents annoying thoughts or feelings you have about being responsible, careful, or doing the right thing. It suggests maturity that bothers you. Something that annoys you that you have to respect someone or something wonderful. Annoyance at having to protect something special. Annoyed feelings about caring about a child or something innocent. Annoying little girls.

If you see a lot of ladybugs in a dream it may be suggesting that something in your life is making you feel like you are being overwhelmed with responsibility and can't be as carefree as you once were. A dislike for having to care about someone else's feelings. A dislike for babysitting children. A dislike for protecting friends who are not respecting you because the long-term friendship is more important.

If you are attacked by ladybugs it may suggest that unpleasant thoughts and feelings about having to be responsible or careful. Maturity in some form is being forced upon you.

The symbolism is based on ladybugs having am adorable harmless appearance that makes you feel bad killing it. A similar feeling to disliking hitting or getting angry at a little girl because they are misbehaving.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing a ladybug. In waking life she was experiencing a friend talking behind her back and she felt that the friendship was important to keep so she didn't want to anger the friend by bringing up the betrayal. She was annoyed by the friend's betrayal, but felt the need to protect the long-term friendship.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing ladybugs in her home. In waking life she didn't like having to babysit her children. She felt annoyed having to stay home to watch over and protect them.


To dream of insect larva represents feelings about the beginning stages of development, growth, or transformation of something with the potential to become very annoying or frustrating. The potential or the early phases of a new idea, project, or phase of life of something annoying that could be prevented. Larvae in dreams could reflect your thoughts about something annoying or bothersome in your life that is in the process of maturing or evolving. Anticipation and vulnerability regarding developing annoying problems in your professional or business life.

Positively, dreaming about larvae may represent feelings about annoyances or frustrating problems being so immature that you can easily be proactive about managing them before they become troubling. The potential for growth and development of annoying problems or strategies for your enemies or competition that benefits you.

Negatively, dreaming about larva may represent a sense of dread or impending annoyance as something that bothers you begins to grow or take shape. It could indicate concerns about the potential for irritating issues to develop further and become harder to manage. You may be worried about the emergence of bothersome problems or obstacles that could disrupt your plans or daily life. This dream may also reflect a need to address annoying issues in their early stages before they become more problematic. New beginnings or changes occurring in your life that you find challenging, uncomfortable, difficult to process or accept. The dream may be highlighting feelings of discomfort or anxiety associated with these changes, along with a desire for support or guidance as you navigate through them.

To dream of vomiting up larva represents feelings of disgust or rejection about having to confront or deal with the early stages of a problem that has the potential to become more annoying or troublesome. A sense of urgency in removing or addressing this annoyance before it grows into a more significant problem. Discomfort or disgust with certain aspects of your life or self that you wish to purge or cleanse. A need to address and resolve certain uncomfortable or irritating matters that you can no longer ignore or suppress.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing holes on the bottom of her feet and when she squeezed them fly larva came out. In waking life, she was trying to detox in order to prepare to pass a drug test for a job she applied for. She smoked marijuana, but was getting off it in order to get a job. In this case, the fly larva that comes out of her feet may have reflected her initial frustrations about a growing time constraint about needing to get all traces of marijuana out of her system on time for the test so she could pass. She may have felt the desperate need to be proactive about solving the frustration of having traces of drugs in her system before it made getting a job a much more frustrating problem.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of having problems vacuuming up larvae under his bed. One larva had already turned into a bug. In waking life, he had experienced a lot of stress and fighting in his family. In this case, the larva may have reflected his initial discomfort and frustration about the family issues and conflicts that were beginning to grow and escalate into bigger annoyances and frustrations.


To dream of leeches represents negative thoughts and feelings about something you feel is sucking the life out of you.  Alternatively, a leech may reflect something dangerous that you want to get away from right away.

There is something you really want to separate from in your life that drains your good spirit, vigor, and confidence.  A leech may also reflect a person or situation that you feel is draining your finances.

Example: A man dreamed of leeches attaching to his leg as he crossed a river. In waking life he was experiencing annoying increasing medical expenses for his sick wife.


To dream of lice represents thoughts and feelings of being unclean physically or emotionally. You may feel guilt, regret, used, dirty, or like you're not good enough. Feelings about about a patheticly dirty situation or problem with a sense that it might be contagious to be close to or cause you unnecessary frustration.

To dream of having lice may reflect feelings of total embarrassment with a frustration, irritation, or that you are not good enough in some way that will require annoying temporary changes.

Alternatively, lice may reflect people or situations that you wish to distance yourself from.


To dream of locusts represents feelings of annoyance with behavior that you feel is too serious about not being safe to control. Feelings of an overwhelming invasion or intrusion that threatens to consume or lay waste to what you value. Thoughts about problems that suddenly multiply, unexpected complications, or a fear that something precious to you is being threatened by uncontrollable circumstances or influences.

Negatively, dreaming about locusts could represent feelings of helplessness, vulnerability, or devastation. It might symbolize destructive habits, toxic relationships, or other negative influences that are consuming your resources, time, or energy. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by responsibilities or are struggling with anxiety and fears that seem to multiply and become unmanageable. It may also signify a loss of abundance or a fear of scarcity. The belief that you may lose everything that you've worked for.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing a swarm of small black locusts inside a room. In waking life, she was in the middle of the construction of an extension of her home. In this case, the locusts may have reflected her feelings of annoyance with a swarm of small expenses related to construction that she felt were becoming too serious about being unsafe to control causing her to be concerned about her home extension project being ruined or lost to unaffordability.



To dream about maggots represents feelings of unease, discomfort, regret, nausea, or feeling that something is lost forever. You may be uncomfortable with a situation or something you did. You may also have regret for something that you've lost or a mistake that can't be fixed.

Negatively, maggots in a dream may reflect very comfortable feelings of being forced to accept and live with a failed relationship or major failure. Unbearably living with regret. Being very uncomfortable around someone who you feel doesn't like you. Uncomfortable feelings about wasteful ruination.

Example: A young woman dreamed of maggots after experiencing her father abandoning her in real life after a paternity test came back positive. The maggots reflected her unease with knowing her father wanted nothing to do with her and her regret for having the test done.

Example 2: A young woman dreamed of maggots crawling on her. In real life she had enormous difficulty forgiving herself for hurting her ex-boyfriend. The maggots reflected the great discomfort that the thought of hurting him gave her.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of being in a home with maggots. In waking life her father-in-law had been disowned by her and her husband for being to emotionally toxic. The maggots may have reflected her uncomfortable feelings about how the relationship ended.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing maggots. In waking life she was feeling very uneasy about a big fight with her daughter and the possible permanent damage that may have been caused to her relationship with her daughter due to the fight. She felt terrible about fight being so serious while feeling that their hope for a strong relationship was wasted.


To dream of millipedes represents feelings of being annoyed by a person or situation that is bigger or more powerful than you are comfortable with. Annoyance with people that you can't be easily dismissed or ignored. Having to put up with people or situations that ignorantly dismiss or overlook you.

Annoyance that something is never going to work the way you want while you feel that you don't even matter. Annoyed feelings about a relationship partner not respecting to your face as though it doesn't matter. Feeling annoyed by something that easily scares you that you never matter at all.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing millipedes. In waking life he was annoyed by his wife never feeling good loving or respecting him anymore scaring him that he didn't even matter.

*Please See Centipedes.


To dream of mosquitos represents an annoying interference.  You may feel that your good nature or innocence is being taken advantage of.  Something that gets in the way of happiness or achieving your goals when your carefree or trying to enjoy yourself.

A mosquito may also be a sign that you feel taken advantage of or feel overwhelmed by small problems.


To dream of a moth represents a person or situation that annoys you with unexplained emptiness that may seem trivial but is actually significant. An unwanted and persistent presence that intrudes and interferes with the dreamer's peace and happiness. Feeling creeped out by the unknown. Emptiness that is imposing itself on you. Feeling annoyed by someone interfering or intruding on your happiness. There may be a need to confront and address hidden or unsettling aspects of your life that are interfering with your peace and happiness.

Example: A woman dreamed of a white moth. In real life a relative had died and she didn't want to go to the funeral. In this case the moth may have reflected the woman's persistent nagging feeling that attending the funeral will be an unwelcome intrusion on her peace and happiness. Additionally, the moth's association with the unknown may reflect the woman's fear of the uncertainty and unpredictability of attending the funeral and confronting her emotions about her relative's death.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed of seeing a guy she liked catching a moth and putting in a paper bag. In waking life she discovered some really negative unpleasant information about a guy she liked. It was difficult for her to get it off her mind and accept it. She was annoyed by the gossip ruining her perfect happy view of the guy she liked. The dream may be a signal that he needs to seek proper medical attention and address the underlying issues causing the ulcers.

Example 3: A man dreamed of moths eating his roof. In his waking life, he was suffering from stomach ulcers that were gradually worsening. In this case the moths may have reflected his feelings of annoyance with the emptiness of his ulcers that never have a medical explanation that were intruding on his ability to enjoy his life feeling normal.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a moth and wondering if it was actually a butterfly. Eventually she sees that it's really a moth and watches the moth walk off. In waking life she's experienced her drug addicted son steal jewelry during holidays and had to cut off communication with him. In this case the moth may have reflected her feelings about her son's addiction and the unexplained emptiness it has brought into her life, which initially seemed trivial but has now become a significant and painful problem that she had to cut off communication with him to deal with.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of a moth that flew out of her house causing her to be afraid. The moth returned and transformed into a butterfly which made her feel better. In waking life her 17 year relationship ended with her boyfriend while she still had 3 children to take care of. She feared her children would lose their father while still living with him even after the relationship ended. In this case the moth may have reflected her fear and anxiety about the unknown and uncertain future of her children's relationship with their father after the end of her own long-term relationship.

Example 6: An older woman dreamed of seeing a large moth. In waking life, she noticed that her drug addicted son repeatedly robbed her of jewelry and was having trouble accepting her son this way. In this case, the large moth may have reflected her feelings of annoyance, emptiness, and intrusion caused by her son's drug addiction and his actions of stealing her jewelry.


To dream of a parasite represents a person or situation that you feel is living off your energy or resources. You may feel that someone is draining your money, power, or opportunities. Problems, or responsibilities that hold you back or make you feel like you can't do what you really want. Feelings about a disease or health condition you have.

Positively, parasites in a dream may reflect your objective views about enemies.

Negatively, parasites may reflect feelings about people you think are lowlife scum or people who use others. Racist views or feelings about people being disgusting.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing a sign that said "Parasites Keep Out." In waking life she was living in Nazi Germany when they Jews were considered "objective enemies" or "undesirables."

Example 2: A man dreamed of having a parasite inside him. In waking life he had a serious fungal infection that he felt was destroying his life.

Pill Bug / Potatoe Bug / Sowbug

To dream of a pillbug represents shyness or introversion.  Your feelings about a problem in your life that makes it difficult to be yourself around others.

Example:  A young man dreamed of a crying pillbug crawling on his arm.  In real life he was very shy with women and found it difficult to speak to them when he was around them.

Praying Mantis

To dream of a praying mantis represents your feelings about a person or situation that has a total disregard for your feelings. Feeling that someone is intentionally unsupportive. It may also reflect your feelings about a person scares you that they will never listen to you. Feeling forced to face your fear. An unbearable dilemma or inevitability.

A praying mantis may also reflect your own attempts to pressure people with fear or unbearableness to get them to go away. Insensitively subjecting others to their fear.

Positively, a praying mantis may reflect forcing others to face their fears when they don't want to. Not listening to the feelings of someone you are preparing to force into making a change they have absolutely no interest in making.

A praying mantis is a common symbol for people who take drugs and have bad trips because it reflects the person's feelings about how unbearable it feels that the negative experience will not stop.

Ayahuasca users commonly report seeing a praying mantis symbolism while intoxicated by the tea. The praying mantis in these cases most likely symbolizes unpleasant confrontation with fear or other negative psychological issues. It may also reflect the vomiting or diarrhea.

Example: A young man dream of getting into a fight with a praying mantis and getting stung by it. In waking life he felt he was risking breaking up with his girlfriend if he left on a trip and took the trip anyway. His girlfriend broke up with him shortly after. The praying mantis most likely reflected his feelings about his choice to leave on the trip being completely at odds for his feelings.


To dream of a scorpion represents the expectation for pain or hardship. A lingering possibility for bad news or an altercation. A potential for retaliation or a threat that keeps you on edge. It may also reflect an expectation of painful news or an unpleasant situation. A feeling of not knowing when a suspected problem is finally going to rear it's head or when a "death blow" will strike. Feelings about a bad or untrustworthy person inevitably turning on you. Arrogant people who are fully aware of themselves never doing anything they promise to do.

To dream of being bitten by a scorpion represents the realization of pain or hardship that you were expecting. Something bad happened that you were hoping wouldn't happen.

Example: A woman dreamed of a scorpion sitting on her shoulder. In real life she was having a long distance relationship and constantly feared her partner would grow bored and end it. The scorpion reflected her constant feeling that a painful breakup was always possible.

Example 2: An employee dreamed of seeing a customer turning into a scorpion. In real life the employee hated dealing with this customer and was constantly on edge because they always knew the customer might return and ruin their day.

Example 3: A man dreamed of desperately trying to kill a scorpion. In waking life he was struggling to find ways to fight off a stubborn infection his child had while hoping it wouldn't return.


To dream of slugs represents feelings of annoyance with stagnation or lethargy in your waking life that gives you strong feelings of prejudice or disgust about needing to be involved with it. Feeling annoyance with laziness or lethargy. Annoyance with something apathetic and unwanted with a sense that it might be evil.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing another woman beating a white slug. In waking life, she was elderly and reexamining her youth and sex life. She felt relieved to be older now because she felt sex was disgusting and was relieved she couldn't get pregnant again. In this case, the white slug may have reflected her strong feelings of prejudice and disgust about her past sexual experiences because she felt old and enjoyed nothing happening at all in her sex life. The white color of the slug reflects a genuine attitude about preferring a stagnated sex life.

Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing a slug. In waking life, he had been spending a lot of time sitting around watching TV and not working. The thought of having to work again after spending so much time not working felt awful. In this case, the slug may have reflected his feelings of annoyance, disgust, and lethargy about the unwanted prospect of having to work again after a long period of idleness.

Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing a slug. In waking life, he had a really low opinion of a male customer he didn't like because he felt that the customer didn't care about anything except using him to get free stuff without paying for it. In this case, the slug may have reflected his prejudice about the annoying male customer being a poor, lazy, sluggish customer.


To dream of a snail represents annoyance with slow progress, impatience, or perseverance. Thoughts about something in your life that's really slow or that's taking too long. Frustration with stagnation or being held back with problems. A slower approach to handling obstacles and challenges. A slower approach to life and how you handle obstacles and challenges. Snails may also reflect your overall pace and speed in achieving your goals, as well as your level of patience and perseverance.

Negatively, dreaming about snails reflect a lack of motivation, drive, or energy, making it difficult to move forward with your goals.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing different types of snails. In waking life he was praying for a breakthrough to his problems. In this case the snails may have reflected his annoyance with how slow a breakthrough or progress to his problems was.


To dream of a spider represents feeling trapped or hopeless. A negative situation that feels inevitable or impossible to escape. Beliefs about things that you think are permanent or will never go away.

Alternatively, spiders may reflect irrational beliefs. Powerful insecurities that prevent you from doing what you want in life. Irrational fears that prevent you from enjoying yourself, or powerful desires for things you don't believe you can ever have.

Positively, a spider may represent a positive area of your life that is intricate and patient. Inevitable success based on skill. This would usually be represented by blue or white spiders.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing spiders flood his bedroom. In real life he had an embarrassing health problem and believe it would never allow him to have a girlfriend. The spiders reflected how trapped he felt my his health problem.

*Please See Tarantulas.

*Please See Black Widow.


To dream of a tapeworm symbolizes an aspect of your personality that continually takes what's rightfully yours.  A person or situation that keeps robbing you of things you deserve or that you'vtae earned.

Example:  A young man dreamed of removing a tapeworm.  In real life he had removed his wisdom teeth after experiencing a long period of nagging pain.  The tapework reflected his feelings about his aching teeth being a distraction that prevented him from living as he felt he was supposed to.


To dream of termites represents feeling assailed by an unwelcome situation. Annoyance or disappointment that something totally fails to meet expectations. You may not like the idea of having to make a change, replace something, or move on. It may also reflect a surprise that some area of your life isn't as perfect as you thought it was.

Example: A man dreamed that the foundation of his house was infested by termites. In real life he was being forced to except an early retirement. The termites in the foundation reflected how unwelcome early retirement was to the foundation of his life.


To dream of ticks represents an annoyance in your life that forces you to be extra careful. An exhausting need to stay perfect or appear perfect to others. Never getting to enjoy yourself because you are too concerned with being cautious of a mistake. Always feeling on the edge. Annoyances that you are experiencing after first believing you were completely finished something. Frustrations that nothing you is good enough.

Negatively, ticks in a dream may reflect frustrations with never being as perfect as you want to be. Recurring annoyance with afterthoughts that you weren't perfectly compliant with a procedure as you wanted to be. Excessive religious devotion that makes you feels bad that you weren't perfect.

Ticks coming out of a mouth may be symbolic of constant nagging or criticism that prevents you from relaxing.

Example: A girl dreamed of ticks that she couldn't get off her no matter how hard she tried. In real life she was having a difficult time being accepted by her boyfriend's mother who made her feel as though nothing she did was ever right.

Example 2: A man dreamed of ticks coming into his house and the more he killed them the faster they came in. In waking life he was having serious marital problems. The ticks reflected his inability to please his wife and his constant feeling of being on guard from angering her again.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of having ticks on her shirt collar. In waking life she was a professional who helped people recover from alcohol and drug addiction while also having to feel annoyed by her son who was getting involved with alcohol. She felt embarrassed as a professional who had a son risking becoming an alcoholic. She felt annoyed that even with all her experience she still had to be extra cautious about her own son risking being an alcoholic.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of holding an alligator with ticks on it. In waking life she was threatening her husband with fearing God's rath because he had cheated on her. She felt annoyed with herself for not praying with perfect religious procedure to ensure God's power would work. The ticks in the dream may have been a sign that she was aware of herself frustrating herself with not perfectly following religious policies while threatening her husband with God's rath.


To dream of wasps represents feelings of annoyance related to behavior that is angry, hostile, and aggressive if provoked. Conflicts, hostile environments, or situations that you perceive as particularly vindictive or revengeful. Internal fears, your encounters with particularly troublesome individuals, or situations where you feel that aggravation and pain will follow any wrong move. Annoying behavior that might get back at you if you don't respect its job being important without interruption. Underlying tensions, unresolved issues, or fears that are bothering you in waking life. Feelings about hatred, vengeance, or angry jealousy for being provoked or interrupted. Feelings of hostility, anger, and aggression for interrupting someone who's job is important.

Positively, dreaming about wasps could represent a healthy respect for things that could go wrong by provoking or interrupting someone. You might be aware of boundaries that need to be set with someone or something harmful. It may also reflect the assertiveness and defense mechanisms you've established to protect yourself from emotional or psychological distress. In some cases, it represents the strength and confidence to confront issues that others avoid for fear of being "stung."

Negatively, dreaming about wasps could represent feelings of fear, anxiety, or being trapped in a situation with problems that seem to have a spiteful or aggressive nature. You might be experiencing a phase in your life where you're dealing with hostility, "stinging" remarks, or individuals who seem to cause pain when you engage with them. It could also symbolize resentment, jealousy, or other negative emotions that you feel are hovering around you.

To dream of being stung by a wasp represents feeling hurt, embarrassed, or disappointed by harsh reactions from others. You may be experiencing the consequences of provoking someone's anger or having crossed a boundary. The sting is a reminder of a mistake made and the emotional response it triggered. It might also signify deep-seated feelings of regret or guilt for having upset someone, intentionally or unintentionally.

To dream of killing a wasp represents overcoming hostility, anger, or aggressiveness that was causing disturbances in your life.

Example: A man dreamed of being at his grandparents house with wasps around. He was hesitant to get in a car if there was even a single wasp, and his boss wanted to collect a few wasps to take home as souvenirs. In waking life, he felt he had recently experienced a workplace pre-christmas party. In this case, the wasps may have reflected his feelings about potential conflicts, uncomfortable interactions, or "stinging" comments that could arise in his workplace environment, particularly during social events like a party. The presence of wasps symbolizes the underlying tension or the fear of provoking hostility among colleagues or his boss.

Example 2: An old man dreamed of being in a prison and seeing huge wasps. In waking life, he felt stuck in a situation and didn't like feeling that he had to do anything to survive even if it meant selling out or survival at all costs. In this case, the huge wasps may have reflected the emotional turmoil associated with feeling trapped, where any decision or action he took could provoke severe and aggressive backlash.


To dream of a worm represents feelings of annoyance about dishonest behavior that gets away with it and wants you to feel good about it. Insidiousness or dishonesty that wants you to accept it. Lowlife behavior that "wiggles away" when discovered. Lowlife behavior that annoys you that it technically gets away with dishonesty while enjoying itself. A worm may reflect a person who is untrustworthy or slick. You may have a very low opinion of yourself or of someone in your life. A con artist that takes advantage of good people. Overtly using people and wanting them to feel good about it. Feelings about a spouse, partner, or friend who've you've helped resorting to pathetically lowlife behavior that would take advantage your good nature. Enjoying revenge or taking things away away from people with "bottom of the barrel" lowlife tactics. Feeling about someone else enjoying insidious dishonesty that takes advantage of a technicality.

Alternatively, dreaming about a worm may represents weakness, degradation, filth and general negativity. Feelings about something that is spoiled or ruined.

Example: A woman dreamed of shellfish with a worm in it. In waking life she discovered that shehad caught hepatitis from eating contaminated shellfish.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of incandescent "wiggly worms" crawling on her eyelids. In waking life she developed retinitis (inflammed retina) a few days later.

Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing a worm in her nose, pulling it out, and then having a small piece left over that she couldnd't get out. In waking life she felt her abusive husband was using her. The worm in this case may have reflected her feelings about her husband behavior overtly using her and while wanting her to feel good about it.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of being offered a drink that ended up having worms in it. In waking life her husband left her. She considered divorce, but feared it would allow her husband to get away with taking things from her. The worms may have reflected her feelings about her hsuband's potential to be a scumbag that would take advantage of laws or technicalities to get awat with revenge in a divorce.

*Please See Earthworms.

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