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Glass-wing butterfly

Updated on April 24, 2011

A Butterfly with Glass Wings

This butterfly comes from Central America and is met in Mexico all the way to Panama.

It is quite common in this area, but it is not easy to find it because of its wings being transparent.

Glass-wing Butterfly on a flower

Unique wings - transparent

A butterfly with transparent wings, glass wings - is rare and beautiful.

It is not easy to locate this butterfly type because its wings transparency, which is use as a camouflage mechanism.

Delicate beauty

Translucent wings

Rivaling with the exquisite beauty of a stained glass, translucent wings of the butterfly, - named Glass-wing, - is glittering in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green and red.

Perfect shape wings

A Jewell of tropical rain forest countries

Delicate as the finest glass, the presence of this jewel in the tropical rain forest is used by the ecologists as an indicator of high quality of their habitat and when the number of the butterfly is dropping that is an alert of ecological change

A beautiful statement

All beautiful things must not be filled with colors to be noticed ... in life, what is seamlessly can have the most power.


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      Gina 5 years ago

      I think this is so amazing I never knew there were butterflies with "glass wings" and I am a butterfly fanatic.