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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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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 3 years ago

    SUPER B CLOSE UP

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Another beauty!!!!!

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    beautiful:)

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 3 years ago

    Wow, fantastic close up!

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful butterfly,fantastic capture!

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 3 years ago

    Magnificent!!

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 3 years ago


    Thank you all so much for the wondrfhul support, much appreciated.
    Johanna

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    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    *1 DAY 2011/03/31*

    Stunning photography!

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