The elegant physique of the Asian Pseudozizeeria maha (Pale Grass Blue) butterfly, observed by a scanning electron microscope in the first instalment of Microworld Unseen – a new series by the Beauty Of Science educational YouTube channel.
The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) gets its name from the fact that the tissue between the veins of its wings lacks the coloured scales of other butterflies.
Its Spanish name is ‘espejitos’ (little mirrors).
A caiman bedecked with butterflies spotted in the Amazon by photographer Mark Cowan from the University of Michigan Herpetology Division.
Apparently a common site in tropical climates where salt is scarce and insects regularly drink ‘tears’ from the eyes of reptiles and amphibians.
A short, fascinating look at the Straffan Butterfly Exhibition, Ovidstown,, Straffan, Co Kildare. run by Des and Iris Fox (top).
Stay for the moths.
By Luke Sheehan and Patrick Timmons Ward.
Straffan Butterfly Exhibition
A psychedelic explosion of eye-candy for the title track from Rainfall – an upcoming album by London based producer My Panda Shall Fly created by Undervolt & Co.
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