Lack of wing scales enhances camouflage: clearwing butterfies
The wings of a clearwing butterfly provide camouflage because they lack scales, allowing whatever background the butterfly has landed on to show through its wings.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Less obtrusive cell phone towers, utility poles, and wind turbines.|
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Greta oto Hewitson 1854
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Less obtrusive cell phone towers, utility poles, and wind turbines.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Communications and utilities infrastructure