Thank you, Jessica. It really is a beautiful creature and I'm delighted I discovered it – it is so fitting that it is through a special renku on The Haiku Foundation and thanks to Karen Cesar's verse. :)
Oh, thank you, Mary! I remember looking up 'glasswing' when I spotted it in Karen's verse and gasping when I saw the photograph. We don't have many butterfly varieties here in Northern Ireland and I found the glasswing so exquisite.
Such a nifty verse Marion_!
__ We have no -glasswings- here, but because of your thought, my imagination has certainly begun to flow beyond the research needed to answer my question. What is a glasswing? Grand!
seen through this glasswing