1. Blue Dragonfly
This one looks like she came right off of Pandora
2. Luna Moth
Nicely sized (for a moth), with a wingspan of 4inches, making her (or him) one of the biggest moths in North America
3. Peacock Spider
This guy is a total show-off. He uses his colorful rear-end to appeal to the ladies, much like his namesake.
4. Glasswing Butterfly
We can pretty much sum these butterflies up as one of the camouflage winners of the insect world. With wings nearly transparent, they hardly ever get eaten
Fireflies might look like boring little brown bugs in the daylight, but they can go phsyco-cool at night. Their lights come in green, blue, and red, and they sometimes group together to perform their carefully coordinated mating linedance.
6. Evening Primrose Moth
Pink, tiny, fluffy…. this HAS to be every girl’s favorite insect
7. Crab Spider
These guys like to hang out on flowers and go incognito as a daisy while waiting for some food to drop on by.
(NOTE: Yes, yes, we’re aware that spiders are technically not insects, but these were just too fantastic to pass up)
8. Golden Tortoise Beetle
They seriously look like chips of gold, and could double for somebody’s cufflinks.
9. 88 Butterfly
Obviously named for the nearly perfect number 88 on their wings.
10. Orchid Mantis
Like the crab spider, the orchid mantis hides in (surprise!) orchids to prey on unsuspecting insects who were just passing by to smell the flowers.