Toxic and Invisible: The Defenses of Transparent Butterflies | Deutsche Welle (DW)

Meredith Protas and Nipam Patel

This photo essay by Germany’s international broadcast service highlights research by MBL Director Nipam Patel and graduate student Aaron Pomerantz.

Transparency is a powerful tool in nature, helping to hide species from predators. Usually, it’s underwater creatures that have the ability to make themselves partially invisible, but some butterflies have window-like wings that help to keep them safe. Read more and view photo gallery …

Source: Toxic and invisible: The defenses of transparent butterflies | All media content | DW | 04.02.2022