Top Ten Animals with Unusual Yet Beautiful Colors


The Top Ten

1 Jewel Beetle

Also known as the metallic wood-boring beetles. Jewel beetles are beetles from the family Buprestidae

Think all insects are creepy crawlies? Well, you obviously haven't seen these unusually-colorful guys! The most notable feature of these beetles are their iridescent, metallic colors. Just magneficent! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

2 Peacock Spider Peacock Spider

When a spider is prettier than you. - RoseWeasley

Awww a cute spider.-Vestalis

Peacock spider (Maratus) is a genus of jumping spiders

Well, "beautiful spider" might sound like an oxymoron for some people lol. It may be a spider, but I think it's way too beautiful to fall under the "creepy" crawlies category. I mean, would you look at those unusual and stunning colors? - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Gouldian Finch Gouldian Finch The Gouldian finch, also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould's finch or the rainbow finch, is a colourful passerine bird endemic to Australia.

Also known as rainbow finch, lady Gouldian finch, or Gould's finch. Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae) is a species of finch endemic to Australia

You're not only seeing a bird, you're seeing a rainbow as well (hence the other name "rainbow finch"). Red, yellow, green, blue, and purple, just about nearly every color of the rainbow! Unfortunately, they're about to fly away forever...(endangered) - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

4 Poison Dart Frog Poison Dart Frog

Don't touch it, because it will kill you.-Vestalis

Poison dart frogs are frogs from the family Dendrobatidae native to tropical South and Central America

This frog comes in a really wide variety of colors, but this guy got its name for a reason! It's very poisonous. The poison of this frog is used by forest tribes to make poisonous arrow tips, which makes hunting easier because animals that got hit by the poisonous arrow will collapse in no time - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 California Red-Sided Garter Snake

California red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis) is a subspecies of common garter snake found in California, North America

Never expected to see a beautiful snake, hm? It's red with yellow or blue stripes and a row of black spots or blotches appearing in a stripe-like pattern. The head is orange - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Halloween Crab

Also known as the moon crab, Halloween moon crab, whitespot crab, mouthless crab, red land crab, or harlequin land crab. Halloween crab (Gercacinus quadratus) is a species of pand crab found in the Pacific coast of Mexico south to Panama

This crab has the color of Halloween: black, purple, orange, and red(ish). Black carapace, orange-red legs, purple claws, and orange-red spots behind the eyes - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Painted Grasshopper

Painted gr assh opper (Poekilocerus pictus) is a large species of gr assh opper found in India

It really looks like it's painted. It has yellow and turquoise stripes on the body and bright red hindwings - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

8 Madagscan Sunset Moth

Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) is a species of day-flying moth found in Madagascar

This moth could be easily mistaken for a butterfly due to it being active at day, and having colorful and swallowtail-like wings. The wings are black with iridescent red, blue, and green markings - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 Cuckoo Wasp

Wasps are majestic beauties, and so are bees.-Vestalis

Also known as emerald wasp. Cuckoo wasp (Chrysididae) is a large family of parasitoid wasps

Yes, wasps can be beautiful! Don't believe me? Check out this guy! Its most notable feature is its brilliant metallic colors. This wasp is also pretty harmless. It can sting, but the venom isn't really dangerous - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

10 Red Velvet Ant

Red velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) is a species of parasitoid wasp (yes, a wasp, not an ant) native to the eastern United States

It's the largest velvet ant species in United States. Its body is red and black while its legs are black. Pretty unusual colors for an "ant" (like I said last time, actually a wasp), right? Females are wingless unlike the males (females were thought to be a true ant species back then due to this feature) It's beautiful, yes, but don't mess too much with it because females have a very painful sting, which is how it got its nickname "cow killer" (despite that, the venom isn't strong enough to kill a cow) - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

The Contenders

11 Wood Duck Wood Duck
12 Zebra Finch Zebra Finch
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