Deep Look: Glasswing Butterflies Want To Make Something Perfectly Clear


Ever wanted to be invisible? The elusive glasswing butterfly knows just how to do it. Its transparent wings, covered in an anti-glare nano-coating, help it hide from its predators in the rainforest. This is known as cryptic coloration or camouflage. Other animals have bright colors and patterns to warn predators instead, which is known as aposematic coloring. If you were an animal trying to hide from predators, which type of coloring would you prefer?

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