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Glasswing Butterfly

Order: Butterflies
Family: Nymphalidae
Habitat: Mexico, Panama, Columbia

Wow, that butterfly has see-through wings! Only the veins and the edges of the wings can be seen. This makes it hard for predators to see the butterfly.

That’s why it’s often called the “forest spirit”.

To protect itself from its enemies, the butterfly feeds on plants containing various poisons as a caterpillar. They continue to be poisonous to predators in their adult butterfly form.

Glasswing Butterfly Glasswing Butterfly - Photo: Mark Bridger/Shutterstock

Glasswing Butterfly Glasswing Butterfly - Photo: Caz Harris Photography/Shutterstock

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