Transparent or Translucent Insect Wings

Challenge #63 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Some insects have amazing see-through wings, which appear to be extremely fragile, though they probably aren't. Show us examples of these wings, their beauty and their interesting structure. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Where possible, if the insect is still alive it should be outside in its natural environment. MAXIMUM SIZE 1,600px.
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Hunter
Emerged Southern Hawker
Young and Tender
Resting Dragon
Flame Skimmer at the Koi Pond
pretty bug
Resting Dragon
Hoverfly
Meadowhawk
Sunning Dragonfly
Glasswing
Hoverfly
Male Widow Skimmer
Stenacron Mayfly
Scaeva pyrastri
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Dragonfly Catching the Sunlight.
Green Lacewing
Beauty even in Death
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