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Glasswing – Greta Oto
Wings of Wonder – Calendar


Featured in Calendar Shop on April 12/2011


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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Comments

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    wow this is so cripy lovely!!

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and the red flowers are Red Passion flowers from the Exora family

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful closeup as usual my friend..Tom

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    Excellent!!! So very beautiful-it is a dream of mine to actually get to see one of these live!! Through your photography I feel as though it’s a dream coming true! XXSUEXX

  • Mark Weaver
    Mark Weaverover 3 years ago

    wow, wonderful shot

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 3 years ago


    Thank you All so much for the kind comments & great support!

  • Janice McCafferty
    Janice McCaffertyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, these are hard to photograph I found! This is beautiful!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettalmost 3 years ago

    Hello, your work is magnificent. I love Butterflies as well and they are my favorite thing to photograph. I love watching their dance of life as they flutter by. Beautiful image.

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