The Glasswing Butterfly looks like a flying stained-glass window with clear, transparent wings, black veins and an orange-brown border. It has a white streak on the leading edge of the forewing.
Glasswings live in the rainforests of Central America and migrate long distances so that larval food plants are always in season.
They rarely open their wings at rest.
Glasswing butterflies newly-emerged from their green, glassy pupae (now clear). One wonders how a butterfly of that size fits in such a tiny pupa.
Glasswing butterfly emerging from its glassy pupa.
Glasswing Caterpillar with its "alien eyes."