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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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Featured in High Quality Images on July 20/2011

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butterfly, glasswing, greta oto, nature, insect, lepidoptera, wings, danainae, flower, garden

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

  • chrisjf56
    chrisjf56over 3 years ago

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorgeous :>)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    so beautiful:)

  • AniaScorpy
    AniaScorpyover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful one, and so well captured! Lovely colors

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

    12/15/10 one a day with a limit of 20

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Another real beauty as usual my friend…Tom

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021over 3 years ago

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 3 years ago


    Thank you All so much for the kind comments, votes and great support!

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 3 years ago

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyabout 3 years ago

    What a wonderful creature beautifully captured. I have never seen one of these. All your images of the glasswing are stunning.

    -Gene

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