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7 Stunningly Beautiful Closeups of Butterfly Wings. These Will Take Your Breath Away.

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1. Rainbow ribbons? No, that's a sunset moth.

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2. A beaded necklace? This is also a sunset moth.

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Here's the sunset moth at normal size for comparison. Beautiful!

image: The Featured Creature
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3. These sesame-seed looking ones are found on the Rippon's birdwing.

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Here it is at regular scale - its scientific name is Troides hypolitus sangirensis.

image: Wikipedia
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4. A monarch, up close, looks like Indian corn.

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This is the monarch, which you might be familiar with.

image: Wikipedia
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5. These might look like jellyfish, but they belong to the Morpho didius butterfly.

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Its common name is the Giant Blue Morpho, which also sounds like a member of the X-Men.

image: Wikipedia
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6. Are those green corn niblets? Nope - this is a common green birdwing butterfly.

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The vibrant green is only found on the male - females are plain brown.

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7. These Pac-Man ghosts are the scales on the wings of a Salamis Parhassus.

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The forest mother-of-pearl butterfly, as it's normally called, is a beautiful pale purple.

Via Colossal and Flickr

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