Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Glasswing Butterflies







GLASSWING BUTTERFLIES - Live in South America
These butterflies have transparent wings. They are rare and beautiful.
As delicate as finely blown glass, the presence
of this rare tropical gem is used by rain forest ecologists as an
indication of high habitat quality and its demise alerts them of ecological
change.
Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the
Translucent wings of the Glasswing Butterfly shimmer in the sunlight like
polished panes of turquoise, orange, green, and red.
All things beautiful do not have to be full of
color to be noticed: in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.

Thanks Ellen S.

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