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Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/60sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Butterfly Valley at Luttelgeest, Netherlands, Europe
As Is on November 20/2010

Greta Oto
The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.” Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the colored scales found in other butterflies. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color.

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glasswing, greta oto, butterfly, wings, glass, butterfly valley, lepidoptera, nature, insect, simplicity, garden, mirrors, danainae, translucent, espejitos, butterflies

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago


    2013/04/20 1 × 24hrs
    Excellent work!

  • Helenvandy
    Helenvandyabout 1 year ago

    Brilliant Jo, I just love the see thru wings…

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago


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  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 1 year ago

    gorgeous capture JO :))

  • Damian Morphou
    Damian Morphouabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture

  • BigD
    BigDabout 1 year ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago

    Such incredible detail Jo…very well done.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    April 20, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Joe Jennelle
    Joe Jennelleabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful image, greens are alive, detail is wonderful. Great capture and work Jo!
    Joe J.

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