If you love to garden you surely have seen your fair share of bugs, insects and creepy crawlies. There has never been an occasion that I felt compelled to give one a hug, but they *sometimes* are a delight to observe. Even the irritating tomato worm that decimates my beautiful tomato plants has a purpose and is actually quite beautiful. Take a look at this article for an up close and personal look at some simply spectacular bugs.

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If you’re one of those people who thinks that insects and worms are nothing but icky, we’re about to blow your mind. 1. When you get up close, you learn that bugs are downright cuddly. Cutest bug ever 2. And that we should spend less time being scared of them and more time being jealous. Take caterpillars for example: their only job in life is to eat. Cute Caterpillar! 3. Oh yeah, and they’re more beautiful than we can even perceive. Insect wings appear transparent to us, but they’re actually full of colors that our eyes can’t detect . Beautiful Wings of Color 4. Some bugs are all about giving. Like ants. They have two stomachs, one for them and one to feed others. c’ANT’ u leave me alone?! 5. They even take care of other species of insects. They’ll sometimes shuttle aphids from plant to plant, and they’re so caring that leafhoppers will often leave their offspring to be raised by ants. Ants and Aphids 6. Then there are some bugs that just want to dance. cute insects 7. Or hang out with a buddy. Sepasang Lantern Bug 8. Or hold hands with their beloved. cute insects 9. Did you know that honey bees are the ultimate team players? They make all of their decisions collaboratively! Bumblebee 10. And that worms communicate via snuggles. 11. Insects are also our helpers, especially when it comes to doing the dirty work. Take dung beetles for example. When vast herds of cattle started ruining the land in Australia with their droppings, dung beetles were called in to manage the problem. Dung Beetle Have Right of Way sign 12. We’re not making this up: Hello Kitty caterpillars exist. cute insects 13. And so does this beetle with a smiling human face on […]