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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Transparent Butterfly

We all know butterflies are fragile, so fragile that if you accidentally held your palms over them too tight, you’d kill them. The color in them would literally rub off on your hands if you stroked their wings. The same goes for dragon flies. Well they’re noisy of course but these are transparent. So it’s not too difficult to imagine insects as transparent.

In reality they just don’t have too much color on their wings. The same holds for transparent butterflies. However, even devoid of some of their color, they still are magnificent, as grand as they are meant to be. And the only thing you can thing of when you see them is to say hush, and hold your breath for as long as possible just so that they sit around for a little longer. Transparent butterflies are not a myth but certainly a rarity. And if you ever se one, look at the world through its wings and you’ll find a new meaning in life.

Transparent winged butterflies similar species:

Greta oto , Oleria paula , Ithomia patilla , Pteronymia cotytto

It comes from central America and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which is a natural camouflage mechanism.

Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ithomiinae
Common name: The Glasswing

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Related link :
Wikipedia - Glasswing Butterfly

72 comments:

itanium said...

wow never been look before, splended pic!

The Sphinx said...

Wow.. Amazing!

JT said...

I saw some in my fieldwork in Paraguay last year, they are beautiful--perhaps these particular species are only found down to Panama but there are some transparent-winged butterflies in the middle of South America as well.

cory said...

I saw a few of those in Costa Rica last year

Nick said...

Wow, amazing photos.

kumiko said...

hi this is sooo cool can u make big pics for so we can make it on our computer screen back ?

CyberGus said...

Well, I live in Mexico, I'v seen these butterflies a lot...

fizdane said...

Thanks for the comments.

Kumi, just click on the pic to enlarge.

karebu said...

hollow man does exist afterall. even if partially.

kumiko said...

u cant make much more big ??

i click it and its to small for my window its 1600*1200 i wish i can get this buterflys pics that big :)

its very VERY cute tho i like this pics :)

fizdane said...

I think you can strech it in 'Display Property' to make it full screen :)

archiver said...

awesome pictures.

Pauline said...

I thought this was a hoax. But they are beautiful. God sure was smart!

Butterfly said...

Beautiful--I like butterflies so much that my nickname is butterfly!

Linja said...

Found this through a link on mercola.com and I'm glad I did. Absolutely beautiful photos!

fizdane said...

If you need 1600x1200 size, you can download here:

Butterfly 1

Butterfly 2

(image quality not same as original)

Charlotte Fairchild said...

I love butterflies!

Kiribird said...

Will use with first class through library in am, South America's rainforest. Thanks for the pics of such amazing butterflies.

Jim said...

This is being linked from b3ta so prepare to be hammered. Nevertheless, for London types, you can see these in the London Butterfly House at Syon House. Woo!

Anonymous said...

Those are some beautiful pictures. Thank you for taking the time to share them on the Internet.

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Anonymous said...

These taste yummy with chocolate! Catch 'em while you can!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats cool.

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Girl600 said...

Glasswing, so do you clean 'em with Windex. No, but serioulsy, that is so cool, I saw it on Flickr awhile back. Found your page thru Fark.com.

Anonymous said...

You can find these in Colombia, I got a pic of one but is not as good as these ones I had to use a zoom that guy.

Anonymous said...

All butterflies are beautiful, but this one really grabs my heart. It just amazes me how God takes the time to make everything so unique, even as many of us are.:)

Phil said...

These certainly are awesome pictures. Although, of course, it has nothing to do with God whatsoever, as he doesnt exist - it is merely the majesty of nature itself, and some very smart evolution.

steven (phil's retarded) said...

i think phil is retarded and he is so wrong cuz hes not cristian!!

give us yer idenity and well knock down yer door!!!! DO NOT LISTEN TO PHIL!!!!!!!!! PHIL IS RETARDED AND EVER1 NOS IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

never seen anything like this... its so unique... and yet so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

If it really exists, how come all the legitimate butterfly sites on the Internet are missing this one? Don't be fooled. If you like to see fun pictures like this, OK, but don't delude yourself into thinking nature has to be even more beautiful than it really is. Use your head. Look closely at the pictures and then investigate a little further before accepting this.

Anonymous said...

Silla my Sis, Thank you for sharing this gift
you are right
here is something so beautiful,
you only want to say how Great is God
If we mortal souls can see how great
His divine works are
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Butterfly mommy said...

Of course these are real and beautiful. Here is a link to a "legitimate butterfly site" (whatever that is)of a glasswing butterfly

http://www.butterflyhousegallery.co.uk/BUTTERFLY/page/image5.html

No one should not be fooled in to believing everything but one should also learn to look more closely at what they are seeing and not instantly thing everything is a scam. Be thoughtful in what you say :)

Albert214 said...

These clear-wing Ithomine butterflies are found from Mexico down to most countries in South America, not just Mexico to Panama, and there are dozens of species, looking almost alike, making identification very hard. I've collected 5 or 6 different species at the same time and thought I only had 1 or 2, and I've been collecting butterflies in the tropics since 1975.

At the right time of year you can enter a streambed next to a jungle road and see dozens or even hundreds of these butterflies back in the shady areas flying all over the place.

Anonymous said...

looks like a beautiful idea for a tattoo

shanthi said...

awesome

Anonymous said...

Greta oto or the GlassWing, as they are commonly referred too, are indeed real and if you need a credible website to see them you can visit http://www.reimangardens.com. They can also be seen in real life if you visit their Butterfly House at certain times of the year.

Dorothy said...

These are so beautiful. Amazing and filled me with joy just to see...

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Foto Bilder Urheber said...

Nise!

Anonymous said...

Steve, I can't think that Christ would approve of your comment regarding Phil's door! What kind of Christian are you?

T.M.™ (Phil is NOT retarded) said...

These are some extraordinary pictures (I wonder who took them) of amazing creatures. This post has all the makings of the perfect pictorial blogpost: a little copyright infringement, a skeptic who insists it must be a photoshopped hoax, and a controversial comment sparking a mini-flame.

BTW, Steven: How dare you say "Don't listen to Phil"?! I have a personal,deeply held belief in Phil. Once you open your heart to Phil, I'm sure you too will see the light.

Phil bless you.

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RE Ausetkmt said...

oooooooo how ppppuuuuuurrrdddddddyyyy.

thanks for the look.
Butterflies are Gods fingers touching us ever so gently..

a quiet blessing

Sarah said...

i love butterflies

isna said...

wow..wonderful!!
*butterfly lover

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Anonymous said...

WOW! THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES! GOD HAD MADE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THIS WORLD AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM!

Strange Nature said...

The butterfly wings look see through. Such beauty! Great pictures, thanks.

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Ben the Butterfly Guy said...

These butterflies are not only found in Central America but are even more abundant in South America, particularly in Peru. The Peruvian Amazon holds the most abundance and diversity for butterflies in the world.

The glasswings are my forte, they come from a family known as the Ithomiinaes and they are not as fragile as you may think. They are very strong creatures that can adapt quickly to natural and unnatural disturbances. I wrote an article on the glasswing butterflies a few months back,

http://benthebutterflyguy.blogspot.com/2010/01/oleria-onega-butterfly-one-of-many.html

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they are beautiful--perhaps these particular species are only found down to Panama but there are some transparent-winged butterflies in the middle of South America as well.
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