The World’s Most Colorful Winged Creatures

Here’s a list of the most beautiful and most colorful winged creatures.

Flying creatures are the most amazing animals in the world. They are the reasons why we wanted to fly. Unfortunately, not all creatures have the capability and opportunity to fly.

Most Colorful Leafhopper

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We often view insects as pests, but some species are too beautiful and colorful to be considered as one like the Candy-striped Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea). This brightly-colored insect of North and Central America is also known as Red-banded Leafhopper, Red and Blue Leafhopper and Scarlet-and-green Leafhopper.

Most Colorful Gamebird

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Undoubtedly, the most colorful gamebird and one of the most colorful winged creatures is the Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). It is also commonly known as Chinese Pheasant.

Most Colorful Cockroach

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Don’t be surprised to find out that there is also a colorful species of a cockroach. The Bush Cockroach, scientifically named (Ellipsidion austral), is a colorful roach species.

Most Colorful Small Bird

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One of the most brilliantly colored small birds in the world is the Regal Sunbird. Its scientific name is Nectarinia regia and can be found in the African countries of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and others.

Most Colorful Wasp

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Some wasp species are extremely colorful like the Cuckoo Wasp. Its binomial name is (Hedychrum rutilans) and is brilliantly colored with metallic bodies.

Most Colorful Macaw

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Almost all Macaws are colorful but one species with exceptional coloration is the Scarlet Macaw or Ara macao. This brightly colored macaw is endemic to the Americas.

Most Colorful MothM

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There are several colorful moth species in the world on of which is the Texas Wasp Moth (Horama panthalon ). It can be found in North and South America. This attractive and beautiful moth mimics a paper wasp.

Most Colorful Duck

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The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) is the most colorful duck and one of the most brilliantly colored winged animals in the world.

Most Colorful Lanterfly

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One of the most sought out insects by collectors is the Lantern Fly (Pyrops candelarius). It is an insect that can be found in Laos and Thailand and in other Southeast Asian regions.

Most Colorful Parrot

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A parrot with the most extravagant appearance is the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). This colorful parrot species is native to Australia and nearby islands such as Solomon Island, Papua New Guinea and others.

Most Colorful Hoverfly

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Some hover fly are colorful like the American Hover Fly (Eupeodes americanus). This beautiful winged creature is found throughout North America. American Hover Fly lives in meadows and fields with foliage and flowers.

Most Colorful Dove

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The Pink-headed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus porphyreus) is one of the most colorful and most beautiful doves in the world. It is also known as Pink-necked Fruit Dove or Temminck’s Fruit Pigeon. It is native to Indonesia.

Most Colorful Butterfly

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One of the many colorful butterflies in the world is the Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane). It can be found in Indochina, China and India and parts of Southeast Asia..

Most Colorful Bug

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There are scores of colorful bugs in the world and one of them is the Metallic Shield Bug. Its formal name is Scutiphora pedicellata,

Most Colorful Pigeon

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The Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is one of the most colorful and unique pigeons in the world. It is endemic to Nicobar Island and nearby areas.

Most Colorful Fly

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Yes, some fly species are brightly colored too. One of the most brightly colored flies is the Adejeania vexatrix which is notable for its bright orange abdomen.

Most Colorful Dragonfly

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Many species of dragonflies are brightly colored like the Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea). It can be found in Europe and is also known by a variety of common names such as Common Scarlet-darter, Scarlet Dragonfly and Scarlet Darter.

Most Colorful Teal

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The most colorful teal in the world is the Common Teal which is also known commonly as Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca).

Most Colorful Grasshopper

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Some grasshopper species are colorful; too like the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea guttata). This colorful grasshopper species is endemic to the United States.

Most Colorful Damselfly

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Although Damselfies are just tiny creatures they are amongst the most colorful winged creatures in the world. One of which is the Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) of Europe.

6 thoughts on “The World’s Most Colorful Winged Creatures

  1. Kaye F

    I love seeing colorful birds but not those hairy insects! And there's even a 'most colorful fly'? I sure don't want to have them at home. LOL!

  2. Jonas Labagala

    I didn't know that there are also colorful flies. It's great that the colors of the birds and other insects are captured well and looked so real.

  3. Franc

    I never thought that there would be a colorful cockroach! I would still kill it though! haha!

    But the rest are simply beautiful and stunning!

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