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Glasswinged Butterfly
Glasswing Butterfly
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.
Glasswinged Butterfly
Glasswing Butterfly
Glass-winged Butterfly
Glasswings live in the rainforests of Central America and migrate long distances so that larval food plants are always in season.
Glasswing Butterflies
Glasswing Butterfly with wings open
Glasswing Butterflies
They rarely open their wings at rest.
Glasswing Butterfly
Glasswing Butterfly emerged from pupa
Glasswing Butterfly emerged from chrysalis
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 pupa
Glasswing butterfly emerging from its glassy pupa.
Glasswing Butterfly caterpillar
Glasswing Caterpillar
Glasswing Caterpillar with its "alien eyes."