These 28 Animals Have Some Insanely Bright Colors

26 Jul 2014 Animals
These 28 Animals Have Some Insanely Bright Colors

These animals are so pretty with so bright colors.

Cuckoo Wasp

Cuckoo Wasp

The food-stealing behavior of some of the 3000 different species of cuckoo wasps is similar to the cuckoo bird. This is how the cuckoo wasp got its name.

Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish

The mandarin fish is a shy reef fish and it got its name because their extreme coloration resembles the robes of an Imperial Chinese officer (mandarin).

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Lilac-Breasted Roller

They are the national bird of both Kenya and Botswana and are often considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world because of their pastel feathers.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The mantis shrimp has the fastest punch in the animal kingdom. Its appendages can reach the same speed as a bullet and can cut a human finger down to the bone.

Rosy Maple Moth

Rosy Maple Moth

They feed on maple trees and are a very common moth in the southern United States.

Parrotfish

Parrotfish

Parrotfish eat algae from coral reefs and poop out the bits of coral they can't digest as sand. In fact, they are responsible for about 70% of all the tropical beach sand.

Paradise Tanager

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This colorful bird is found throughout the Amazon basin in South America and is known locally by the nickname “seven-color.”

Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Dogbane Leaf Beetle

The beetle is named after the Dogbane plant that it eats and lays its eggs on. However, the larvae feed off the roots and this ends up killing the plant.

Agama Lizard

Agama Lizard

These lizards live in small groups and the dominant male gets to sunbathe in the highest spot looking over the others.

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

This small predator hunts by perching over the water and diving in after its prey at speeds of 25 mph.

Loch's Chromodoris

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Most people refer to these as sea slugs, but they are actually part of the nudibranch group. They are hermaphrodites, but can’t fertilize themselves.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

The coloring makes these birds unmistakable. They may be Australian natives, but are commonly kept as pets around the world.

Chameleon

Chameleon

Not all chameleons can change color, and most of the ones that can don’t use it for camouflage.

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

These hummingbirds are only found in the cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama above elevations of 4600 feet.

Idalus Herois

Idalus Herois

The Idalus herois is a moth in the Arctiidae family found in Central America.

Rainbow Boa

Rainbow Boa

These snakes have microscopic ridges on their scales which act like prisms to refract light into rainbows.

Peacock Spider

Peacock Spider

These little jumping spiders are so tiny that they can fit on your fingernail. The males use their bright coloring to attract females.

Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

The mandarin duck is a popular feng shui cure for love in China and Japan because these ducks mate for life.

Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog

There are more than 100 different poison dart frog species all with bright colors to warn predators of their toxicity.

Flamingo

Flamingo

Baby flamingos are born with gray feathers and gain the pink coloring as they get older due to a diet high in beta carotene.

Mandrill

Mandrill

The bright colors on the faces of the males are what attracts the females. The brightly colored butts help them follow one another through thick forests.

Keel-Billed Toucan

Keel-Billed Toucan

The long, colorful bill is around one-third of the total length of these toucans and its bright colors are why they are also known as rainbow-billed toucans.

Blue-Ringed Octopus

Blue-Ringed Octopus

This little octopus may be only 8 inches long, but it is very deadly. Its toxic bite can paralyze and kill a human in minutes.

Indian Peacock

Indian Peacock

In India it is thought that when a peacock spreads its feathers, rain is near.

Collared Lizard

Collared Lizard

They are one of a few lizard species that can run using only their hind legs.

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

With a wingspan up to 8 inches, the blue morpho is one of the largest butterflies. The underside of its wings are a dull brown color to provide camouflage when closed.

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

An adult male can be up to 40 inches long, although two-thirds of that is due to the long tail.

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

This caterpillar will turn into the largest moth in North America.

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