Friday, December 30, 2016

ZooWeird 30

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

While many butterflies are popular for their bright colors and unique patterns, the glasswing butterfly (Greta oto) is best known for its almost completely transparent wings. The spanish name for the species is “spejitos,” which translates to “little mirrors.” (All animal info from

The glasswing butterfly, my dear,
Is very honest, very clear.
They’re so transparent, far and near,

That no one doubts their motives or
Believes they’re evil at the core—
Or such, at least, is common lore

About these creatures. So they can’t
Seduce or swindle or enchant—
Their wicked ways are very scant.

And so they flap throughout their lives—
Their soars, their landings, and their dives.
They cannot cheat with others’ wives!

You see, the lives that they have built
Could never be a crazy quilt.
It’s clear they’ve never felt much guilt.

(For they can’t get away with anything!)

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