All around the world, one of the most adored insects is the butterfly. Most people love to be associated with them and even some spend a big part of their life just for the love they have for butterflies. These 5 facts about this beautiful insect are very interesting and worth checking out.
Butterfly Wings Are Transparent
How can that be? We know butterflies as perhaps the most colourful, vibrant insects around! Well, a butterfly’s wings are covered by thousands of tiny scales, and these scales reflect light in different colours. But underneath all of those scales, a butterfly wing is actually formed by layers of chitin—the same protein that makes up an insect’s exoskeleton. These layers are so thin you can see right through them. As a butterfly age, scales fall off the wings, leaving spots of transparency where the chitin layer is exposed.
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