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Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?
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rayechu
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

Sorry, the search function isn't working for me at the moment. I got the lovely winger binder from Zazzle for christmas and I'm curious if the wings are based on anything from nature. Are there any bug people out there that can tell me what, if anything, their wings are modeled after?

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

Oh I dont know but thats a great question, I'd like to know too!!

I love the binder I'm going to get one to keep my puffy sticker collection in I think Smile

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rayechu
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

I'm using it for my ATC cards! So pretty Smile

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PonyMonsters
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

I think they are because if you look on ponyland press it mentions the Wong types and they appear to have butterfly names Smile

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michelle53
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

According to Ponylandpress.com:
www.ponylandpress.com/...tter.shtml (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

I love that binder from Zazzle! For Christmas, my husband bought me the winger iphone case. It is really pretty and I actually have gotten compliments on it.

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Rhini
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

That's awesome! The fact that they're based on real wings makes me love them even more Flirty Pony
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Skitterbug
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

Aspiring entomologist here and I was popping in to say something on this but I think I've been beaten to it. Judging by shape they are definitely inspired by real butterflies, but not so much in the color department, lol. I'm sure there's a few pastel colored butterflies but not like wingers!

Ones that jump to mind shapewise are white or yellow cabbage butterflies for the rounder wing shapes, painted lady butterflies have the rougher edges, and the long-ended ones are characteristic of the tiger swallowtail (and other swallowtail butterflies)
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michelle53
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

Any day where I can talk about wingers is a good day for me!! Their wings are so lovely and the perfect size. I love them all so much (as if you guys didn't already figure that out!)

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Elisto
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

I actually have a degree in entomology and I'm glad two of the 3 wing types are more realistic than I'd have expected, but colors and venation are totally made up. Again, veins are closer to realistic on those 2 than I would have expected, but not really.

(I still like them though!)

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Jemofirongate
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

The rounder wing type remind be of large whites and apollo butterflies:
upload.wikimedia.org/w...terfly.JPG


Here is a pic of a monarch butterfly:
upload.wikimedia.org/w...eroy_2.jpg


And a swallowtail butterfly:
farm4.static.flickr.co...cd6a43.jpg

As the wings are semi transparent, they also resemble glasswings which have transparent wings with veins:
upload.wikimedia.org/w...ta_oto.jpg

they are very pretty! I love butterflies!

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rayechu
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

Interesting so the shapes are close but the patterns/coloring are made up? This is kind of what I figured, but thank you for the confirmation! I kind of wish there were some specific species they were accurate to though.

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Juri
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Are wingers' wings based on real butterflies?

I never thought that the wings might be based on real life butterflies , makes them even more adorable! <3

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