Photo: The knowing gaze of a clearwing moth

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While butterflies may get all the fanfare, moths may be secretly cooler. (But don't tell the butterflies.) With their often times fluffy appearance and array of wacky markings and other fascinating features, they are much more than just drab brown things that circle the lamp. This guy, shot by Andreas Kay in Ecuador, boasts clear wings – the insect world's version of an invisibility cloak – and a knowing look that would put an owl to shame.

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