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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 Superbly Visual on September 30/2011

Featured in Macro Magic on September 13/2011

Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very much appreciated.
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna


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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!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Stunning shot, well done.

    Cheers Jude

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture,anna

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    Transparent beauty is often looked past. This is so wonderful.

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you All so much for the visit and great support, so very kind.

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture stunning work

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosalmost 3 years ago

    This is an awesome Glasswing capture Lepdiptera!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/09/11

    Excellent macro capture!

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 3 years ago

  • Hi John, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group.

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