Things that make you go mmm, number 976. This little guy is for real. It is a golden tortoise beetle and it is featured on Ark in Space today. They don’t just come in gold either- there’s a silver variety as well other species which come in a number of hues all with an amazing metallic sheen. Plus they have this amazing outer covering (known as a cuticle) which is often transparent. Altogether they look like insects from planet steampunk. Read about them over at our sibling site, The Ark in Space.