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「だけど成虫になったら、立派なカブトムシになるし、よく見りゃ幼虫だってかわいいもんだよ」
But if it reaches adulthood it will become a splendid rhinoceros beetle, and even ??? grubs are cute.

My guess is that よく見りゃ means 'good-looking' but I can't find it in any dictionary. Have I guessed correctly? Is it a contraction of something?

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「見りゃ」=「見れば」 = "if you look (at it)"

「れば」 is often pronounced 「りゃ」 in informal daily speech.

「よく見りゃ」 thus means "if you look at it/them carefully". It could not mean "good-looking" in any context.

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