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Glasswing – Greta Oto
The Glasswing (Greta oto) is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Its wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 2.2 to 2.4 in (5.6 to 6.1 cm). Its most common English name is glasswing, 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 coloured 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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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    beautiful!!!

  • GOSIA GRZYBEK
    GOSIA GRZYBEKover 3 years ago

    great work))))

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    nice find and capture….

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    WOW!!! wow!!! wow!!!

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgeover 3 years ago

    This image is so good…

  • George, Thank you for the feature a great honor!

    – Lepidoptera

  • Usha Ganesh
    Usha Ganeshover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Lovely work

  • jmjgemini
    jmjgeminiover 3 years ago

    Really neat! I never heard of this! Nice job! :o)

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 3 years ago

    CONGRATS ON THE FEATURE

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    Stunning Simply Fantastic…Laura

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