To the naked eye, this caterpillar is very much a part of the plant instead of a hungry larval feeding on the young leaves. But under the macro lens, every single detail come to life in glorious beauty.
Here is my other vote for most beautiful bee (I know its not a beetle!!) The cuckoo bee. Shiny, metallic blue or green, with a detailed surface all over their body. They usually don’t sting, and are a type of parasitic wasp. Their larvae are ectoparasites (external parasites) of other bee and wasp larvae. The name “cuckoo wasp” comes from the fact that this insect, like the cuckoo bird, lays her eggs in the nest of an unsuspecting host.