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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.
Source: Wikipedia

Featured in Top Shelf Wildlife on November 24/2010


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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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  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsalmost 4 years ago

    Quite unusual , lovely capture , Trev

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous image

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 4 years ago

    A true beauty :-)

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago


  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

    11/21/10 one a day

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for your visit, kind comments and great support!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • Margaret, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group!

    – Lepidoptera

  • jimmy hoffman
    jimmy hoffmanalmost 4 years ago

    One of my favourites!Beautiful shot.

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks to All for the wonderful support!

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