Peru 2015 – Clearwing Butterfly


This is the second clear- or glasswing butterfly that I’ve seen. Fundamentally, they’re not that interesting. They’re just butterflies that lack the scales on their wings that other butterflies have, so you can see through the wings just like you can with most insects.

However, seeing them in person is illogically fascinating because you don’t think of butterflies as regular insects, so when you see something that forces your mind to re-categorize them, it can be a little jarring.