Hanging Around Glasswing - Greta oto by Lepidoptera

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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

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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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…awesome detail

  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymieralmost 3 years ago

    Great work.

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of these magnificent Butterflies.

    Cheers Jude

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosalmost 3 years ago

    Love this Glasswing capture. Superb!!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2011/11/12
    Stunning! All your butterfly captures are so beautiful !

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/11/12

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    Perfect work!

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Super capture!

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