Here are a few pictures of Transparent Butterflies. A Butterflie's wing color is due to tiny scales over a transparent membrane. Transparent butterflies only have scales along the edges of their wings, exposing the transparent membrane. When they fly it is very difficult to see them.
Check out these really cool pics!
Edited by Bone_Collector, 19 May 2006 - 07:09 AM.
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 09:22 PM
Either way they are absolutely stunning to look at...There are some beautiful critters in this world.
Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.
People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.
it's the beautiful little things like these in nature that people fail to notice...
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Posted 20 May 2006 - 09:35 PM
True, but these are indeed moths. A kind of Day moth.
No sorry they are indeed a butterfly.
Greta oto is one of a number of similar transparent winged butterflies. It comes from central America, and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which is a natural camouflage mechanism.
Family: Nymphalidae Genus: Ithomiinae Latin name: Greta oto Common name: The Glasswing LINK
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