Butterflies. The word evokes in our minds images of green trees, perfect weather, and other examples of nature’s beauty. Here are 12 of the most beautiful and unique butterflies from across the globe.
1. Glasswing Butterfly
As you’d expect from the name, this butterfly has glasslike wings that are see-through. While this is great for camouflage, it also makes this butterfly one of the most beautiful and interesting on our list—because it can be whatever color is immediately behind it! They are found throughout Central America.
2. Dead Leaf Butterfly
These butterflies display vibrant coloring on the top side of their wings but the second they fold their wings, they look like nothing more than a dead leaf. The bottom of their wings have a brown color and structure that looks exactly like a dried up leaf, which makes them look less-than appetizing to a would-be predator. They are found in the Asian tropics.