The Stunning Clarity of the Elusive Glasswing Butterfly

A transparent episode of the KQED series “Deep Look” examines the stunning clarity of the glasswing butterfly, their ability to become invisible in any situation and a natural anti-reflective feature that have interested scientists.

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.

Glasswing Butterfly