Transparent Butterflies

I recently came across a few images of some fascinating butterflies with an unusual twist: their wings are mostly transparent! Informally known as the transparent butterfly, their official name is the Glasswing Butterfly. They are found in Central America, and I wanted to post these images and links for my daughter Lisa, who loves butterflies.

transparent butterfly

transparent butterflies

More images of glasswing butterflies.

April 1st, 2006|Categories: Science|7 Comments


  1. Lisa April 14, 2006 at 1:32 am

    Thanks dad, I’ve never seen those before, very cool.

  2. Tosia March 22, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you. I just looked at these with my 2 yr old granddaughter who LOVES fish and is discovering butterflies. Lovely!

  3. Geovis_iD April 7, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I love this butterflies!! I almways see them in my conutry they are beautifull !!!!!! 😀

  4. AZIZA April 29, 2009 at 5:33 am

    WOW! Really cool photos! I do love butterflies, but have never seen thsese kinds of transparent butterflies. They are very beautiful and indeed exciting!:)

  5. Jonathan December 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    wow there cool 🙂

  6. JoAnne April 9, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Wow! I have never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing, your daughter is very lucky to have someone so thoughtful. Keep up the good work Mom.

  7. Anonymous November 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    these are really pretty are they all named The Glass wing Butterfly?

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