The insect’s translucent or partially transparent wings were so delicate. Each translucent or nearly clear wing was dotted with blue and edged in green, whereas the rest of the insect’s body was made of a material that allowed no light to pass through at all. At night, light that shone from the insect’s body glowed right through these translucent or almost see-through wings.
Quiz: What does it mean if a material is translucent?
- It allows some light—but not detailed shapes—to be seen through it.
- It is so thin and delicate that it breaks extremely easily.
- It gives off a bright light that can be seen from great distances.