Clearwing Butterfly

These ethereal and delicate tropical forest butterflies are often lured out of their seclusion by the chemicals found in dried Heliotropes. Their wings lack the usual dense covering of scales that give other butterflies their distinct coloration. This transparency renders these clearwing butterflies elusive as they appear and disappear in the dense forest undergrowth.
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Date:
10/08/08
Location:
Longleat, Wiltshire.
Photographer:

Clearwing Butterfly

Clearwing Butterfly
These ethereal and delicate tropical forest butterflies are often lured out of their seclusion by the chemicals found in dried Heliotropes. Their wings lack the usual dense covering of scales that give other butterflies their distinct coloration. This transparency renders these clearwing butterflies elusive as they appear and disappear in the dense forest undergrowth.
Ref:
Date:
10/08/08
Location:
Longleat, Wiltshire.
Photographer: