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9 incredibly cute arthropods

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on April 13, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
cute damselfly

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Cute as can be

Insects and other tiny arthropods come in varying shapes, sizes and levels of cuteness.

While no one would call a mosquito "adorable," there are plenty of caterpillars and other species that are downright sweet. From jumping spiders to damselflies, here's a look at several of the most charming-looking creatures on six (or eight) legs. When you see how cute they are, you definitely won't want to squish them.