19 May 2011

Glasswing butterfly

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, the average observer might not see one perched on a leaf or flower. Adult glasswing butterflies will often migrate great distances, and males of the species are known to lek, or gather in large groups for the purpose of competitive mating displays.
From Zingyyellow's Flickr photostream, via Sick Sad World, via Moving Stationery.

1 comment:

  1. Well, this is a special moment for me. Thanks for checking out my blog! Keep up the good work!


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