The natural transparency and piezoelectric response of the Greta oto butterfly wing.

@article{Binetti2009TheNT,
  title={The natural transparency and piezoelectric response of the Greta oto butterfly wing.},
  author={V. R. Binetti and Jessica D Schiffman and Oren D. Leaffer and J. Spanier and C. Schauer},
  journal={Integrative biology : quantitative biosciences from nano to macro},
  year={2009},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={
          324-9
        }
}
The Greta oto, or the "glasswing butterfly", is a member of the Ithomiini tribe. Although rare among lepidopteran, the G. oto's wings are naturally transparent. To understand the material properties of natural transparency, the various structures on the surface of the wings, both the transparent and brown "veins" and wing parameter regions were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), reflectance spectrometry, transmission spectrometry and… Expand
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