There around 1500 species of butterfly in the part of the Amazon I work in, about 4000 across the Amazon Basin. Once you start noticing them, you get this ‘gottacatchemall’ type of sickness that makes you chase them, obsess over ones you haven’t seen, and lose it altogether when you see one that you’ve never seen before. This completely clear winged butterfly flew in front of me and I lost it. I knew instantly I’d never seen it before, and also that it wasn’t going to let me get a picture. I went back to the research station pretty let down. In 10 years I’d never seen that butterfly, and it had gotten away. Then @carrrrlllz comes in and tells me she saw the coolest thing - a butterfly that was completely clear - only she had a net AND she had a picture. This picture.