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The Cutest Animals You've Never Heard Of

By Becky Ferreira Feb 7, 2014

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The Red Milkweed

Bugs aren't usually on high on the list of aww-worthy animals, but as with everything, there are exceptions. One of them is the red milkweed beetle, which has charming little antennae set so low on its head that they actually bisect its eyes. Its colorful polka-dot carapace is a tip-off to predators that the beetle is not very tasty, though we bet it also gets a lot of style points at beetle cocktail parties too.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, nature, cutest

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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