Do you like insects? Yes, we know – you probably don’t. There are not many people who consider insects their favorite animals, and we can understand that. There are many nasty creatures within this class of invertebrates including some of the world’s most hated, feared, and repellent vermin such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, earwigs, termites etc. In fact, we recently dedicated an entire post to these poor creatures as we published a list with these 25 Most Hated Insects Ever Known To Man. Fortunately, not every insect species is so detestable and unpleasant to look at. Out of more than a million of described insect species, there are also many of those who are actually beautiful, interesting, and even cute, and this is exactly what our post today will be about. As you will see in this post with 25 of the world’s most beautiful insects, some insects can be surprisingly beautiful, and we all should thank Mother Nature for that. From incredibly colored and shaped grasshoppers, moths, butterflies, and bugs to the stunningly beautiful orchid mantis and the golden birdwing, we are glad to present you with these 25 Stunningly Beautiful Insects.
Endemic to Madagascar, the sunset moth is a large day-flying moth famous for its strikingly beautiful coloration. Very popular among collectors, the moth is considered one of the most impressive and appealing-looking insects on the planet.
Western Horse Lubber Grasshopper
The western horse lubber grasshopper is a large grasshopper species found in the arid lower Sonoran life zone of the southwestern US and Northern Mexico. The species is unique in using its black coloration to thermoregulate and in being chemically defended. The aposematic coloration warns its predators of its unpalatability.
Commonly distributed in the US and Canada, the blue dasher is a vividly colored dragonfly of the skimmer family. Found by ponds, lakes, marshes, and bogs, these beautiful dragonflies are actually fierce predators, feeding on other flying insects.
Indian Flower Mantis
Also known as the jeweled flower mantis, the Indian flower mantis is a species of praying mantis native to Asia. Males grow to about 38 mm (1.5 inch) and females are slightly larger. This mantis makes an easy pet with up to 90% survival rate among nymphs.
The Ulysses butterfly is a large, beautifully colored swallowtail butterfly with a wingspan of up to 105 mm (4.13 inch). Name after the Greek hero Odysseus (Ulysses), the butterfly is most common in Australia where it is even used as an emblem for tourism.