6 Stunning African Creepy Crawlers (6 Photos)

4 months ago · BookAllSafaris.com · 1 Comments
Categories: Animals     Tags: Africa · Safari · Insects · Animals · Travel

Bugs and creepy crawlers usually have a bad rep all over the world. People don’t like them because they’re weird looking, have more legs on them than they need and some bite and sting like it’s nobody’s business.

But there are people out there to whom insects and various other creepy crawlers are pretty! For them and those who don’t really like them, BookAllSafaris.com presents 6 stunningly beautiful African creepy crawlers that are will win over your heart.

Danaus Chrysippus

The plain tiger caterpillar is best known for transforming into the majestic monarch butterfly. But one look at this beautifully colored caterpillar can show that even caterpillars can be impressive
Danaus chrysippus

Calidea Dregii

bugs feed on Jathropha plants, which are used to produce biofuel. Well, alternative fuel is indeed a priority, but this cute piece of rainbow bug needs to also life its life!
Calidea dregii

Gasteracantha Cancriformis

No matter how much you hate spiders, I truly hope we can all agree that this is one cute spider. The spiny orb weaver comes in a variety of combinations of colors: red, black, yellow and white. Make sure you snap a photo of this tiny arachnid for the folks at home to admire!
Gasteracantha cancriformis

Trithemis Kirbyi

This gorgeous dragonfly is present all throughout the African continent! You’ll be sure to spot it, regardless of your location, whether you’re on a desert adventure or a jungle safari, the Kirby’s dropwing will be at your service!
Trithemis kirbyi

Eupholus Bennetti

Smurf madness seems to have reached Africa! Actually, the bug has been a regular in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Named after famous naturalist George Bennet, the Eupholus benetti’s color is a strong warning to any predators, as the bug is very bitter to taste!
Eupholus bennetti

Phymateus Viridipes

This may be one of the most beautiful locusts ever to grace the face of the Earth, but it is poisonous to animals who eat it. Because it feeds on the milkweed plant (which is highly poisonous) and other toxic plants, the locust has also become poisonous. The bright colors are saying just that: stay away, I’m deadly!
Phymateus viridipes


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