These Incredible Caterpillars Prove How Cool Nature Really Is.

Butterflies were the inspiration behind artists, musicians, and authors for centuries. Similar to a phoenix rising from its ashes, the journey each butterfly undertakes during its metamorphosis into a beautiful creature is the perfect parallel to countless stories. Unlike the phoenix, there”s nothing fantasy about these fantastic transformations.

Along with moths, these creatures can sometimes be more breathtaking while in their caterpillar state. These amazing photos show the vibrant colors and natural beauty found in such a small specimen.

1. Io Moth

Io Moth

2. Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

3. Cecropia


4. Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

5. Acharia Stimulea

Acharia Stimulea

6. Glass Winged Butterfly

Glass Winged Butterfly

7. Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

8. Acraga Coa

Acraga Coa

9. Polyura Sempronius

Polyura Sempronius

10. Attacus Atlas

Attacus Atlas

11. Phobetron Pithecium

Phobetron Pithecium

12. Cerura Vinula

Cerura Vinula

13. Flannel Moth

Flannel Moth

14. Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

15. Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri

Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri

16. Brahmin Moth

Brahmin Moth

17. Hubbards Small Silkmoth

Hubbards Small Silkmoth

18. Isa Textula

Isa Textula

19. Spotted Apatelodes

Spotted Apatelodes

(via Bored Panda.)

These beautiful creatures are a great reminder to keep an eye out for the little things in life. You might be missing out on something truly gorgeous.