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Stunning Insects That Look Equally Bizarre and Beautiful

 Insects may not seem like the most aesthetically pleasing creatures on this planet, but they are, as always, just waiting to surprise you. When we see a spider, we instinctively flinch and we can't help but run in fear from wasps. We enjoy butterflies in our gardens but when a moth makes its way into the house, it's time to get the bug spray. 

While there are many insects in this world that make the hair stand up on your skin, you'd be surprised by the beauty to be found in these pests as well. Macro photography has gone a long way in displaying the kaleidoscopic loveliness of insects up close. Here we see a more distant but equally lovely and multicolored view of these creepers, crawlers, and fliers with the 15 most colorful and bizarrely beautiful insects you'll ever see.

 

1. Orchid Bee (Euglossa viridissima) 

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Orchid Bee (Euglossa viridissima)

(By Eframgoldberg, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. Jewel Beetle (Anthaxia scutellaris) by Gail Hampshire

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Jewel Beetle (Anthaxia scutellaris)

(Flickr)  

 

3. Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea Dregii)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Rainbow Shield Bug(Calidea Dregii)

(Flickr)  

 

4. Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio palinurus)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio palinurus)

(By D. Gordon E. Robertson, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. Cecropia Moth Caterpillar (Hyalophora cecropia) 

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Cecropia Moth Caterpillar (Hyalophora cecropia)

(Flickr)  

 

6. Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) 

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto)

(By liz west, Wikimedia Commons)

 

7. Picasso Bug (Sphaerocoris annulus) 

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Picasso Bug (Sphaerocoris annulus)

(By Alandmanson, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus)

(By Cyron Ray Macey, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. Pink Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Pink Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

(Imgur)  

 

10. Blue Carpenter Bee

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Blue Carpenter Bee

(By Joshhecken, Wikimedia Commons)   

 

11. Red Velvet Ant ( Dasymutilla occidentalis) 

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Red Velvet Ant ( Dasymutilla occidentalis)

(By Judy Gallagher, Wikimedia Commons)   

 

12. Pink Katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Pink Katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

(Flickr)  

 

13. Peacock Spider (Maratus Volans)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Peacock Spider (Maratus Volans)

(By Jurgen Otto, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

14. Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)

(By Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. Texas Wasp Moth (Horama panthalon)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Texas Wasp Moth (Horama panthalon)

(By Clinton & Charles Robertson, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

16. Spotted tussock moth caterpillar (Lophocampa maculata)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Spotted tussock moth caterpillar (Lophocampa maculata)

(By DonES, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum)

(By Döw (Dávid Horváth), Wikimedia Commons)  

 

18. Rainbow Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor)

Most beautiful bugs and colorful insects found all over the world, Rainbow Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor

(Flickr)  

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