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Photo: Matching glasswings reflect upon each other

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Transparency in animals is something that is still not entirely understood by science.  The beautiful Glasswing butterfly possesses this feature in abundance - a great percentage of its wingspan is almost completely transparent. It ...

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I've posted a photo of a glasswing before, but I never tire of looking at them.This butterfly with transparent wings has a Spanish name, “espejitos,” which means “little mirrors.” If it wasn’t for the opaque outline around the wings...

Low-reflection wings make glasswing butterflies nearly invisible

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its transparent wings. As a result, it is ...


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