Beautiful Butterflies, Etc.
Nemoptera is a Palearctic genus of insects of the family Nemopteridae or spoonwings. All species are diurnal with an exclusively floral diet, preferring to fly in open spaces in full sunshine while visiting flowers. They can be recognized by their very long hind wing prolongations. By Jo Williams -- [REPINNED by All Creatures Gift Shop]
Madagascan Sunset Moth is prized for its jewel-like iridescence which is due to optical interference resulting from the alternating layers of air and chitin. You can demonstrate this by placing a drop of oil on a butterfly wing. Oil, which has a refractive index similar to chitin, replaces the air, and the wing turns dark. #Madagascan_Sunset_Moth
female Scarlet Swallowtail Butterfly?