Friday, 6 March 2009

Almost Invisible: The Incredible Glasswing Butterfly

Here at Webphemera we like our crawlies creepy. However, every now and again something exquisit turns up on the radar with a wow rather than an ew factor. Take a look at the remarkable Glasswing butterfly - something you are unlikely to find in your back garden.

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From the article:
Greta oto may sound like the name of a silent movie star from Eastern Europe but is, in fact, the scientific name for one of the most exquisite - and little known - species of butterfly on the planet. This butterfly's claim to fame is that its wings, spanning up to six centimeters, are almost completely transparent. That's right, you can see just about right through them.

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