People often find insects repulsive, but some of them are amazingly beautiful.
Rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)
It is found in North America. The caterpillars feed on maple leaves. The moths are generally nocturnal.
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpillar
It is one of the world’s most beautiful butterflies. It takes about four days for the eggs to hatch. After hatching, a caterpillar eats its way out of its egg, and then starts eating the leaves. At this stage, it is getting nutrients to turn into a pupa. The entire caterpillar stage lasts around 14 days.
Dalceridae jewel caterpillar (Acraga coa)
This harmless creature lives in the Central and South American tropics. The caterpillar grows to a length of about 2.5 centimeters.
In addition to their remarkable appearance, some representatives of this family are famous for their size: up to 8 centimeters long with a wingspan of up to 15 centimeters.
Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)
It is found in the tropics of Southeast Asia. Females are 8 centimeters long.
Greta Oto butterfly
This species is found in forests from Mexico to Argentina. It is famous for its transparent wings with a span of up to 6 centimeters.