Top Ten Animals with Unusual Yet Beautiful Colors
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 magnificent!
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?
When a spider is prettier than you.
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)
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.
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.
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 land 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.
Painted grasshopper (Poekilocerus pictus) is a large species of grasshopper found in India.
It really looks like it's painted. It has yellow and turquoise stripes on the body and bright red hindwings.
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.
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.
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).