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Glasswing Butterfly by Michaela1991

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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.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 4 years ago

    You certainly have done a good job capturing this..
    I have only ever seen a Glasswing inside a Butterfly House at a zoo.

  • This one was also taken in a zoo! In Chester Zoo! We live just 4 miles away so it is a popular attraction for my Gran and I! We don’t have any of these in the wild here! They are very beautiful butterflies indeed! Thank You! Michaela :)

    – Michaela1991

  • nellie11
    nellie11almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic Kayla :) xoxox

  • Thanks Eleanor xoxoxoxox

    – Michaela1991

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    I remember the day we took these at Chester Zoo, we had a great day,
    love and hugs Gran, xox

  • We had a lovely day!! Hugs Michaela xoxoxoxox

    – Michaela1991

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks :)

    – Michaela1991

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkalmost 4 years ago

    Can you add your image to the NPC group so that we can feature it ;+)

  • hello
    It says the image is already in your group :) Michaela

    – Michaela1991

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkalmost 4 years ago

    Sorry Michaela you were right, I was blinded by immense number of images that I couldn’t find it.

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkalmost 4 years ago


  • MaeBelle
    MaeBellealmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture ,Michaela♥ it is nearly transparent, isn’t it. :o)) God Bless,Mae

  • Thank You :) Take Care… Michaela

    – Michaela1991

  • relayer51
    relayer51almost 4 years ago

    Stunning! your so lucky to have a butterfly farm so close. I would be in there all the time. Great work Michaela. Kind regards mark.

  • Thank you!!
    Not only do I live so close but I now volunteer in Chester Zoos butterfly house when I am at home and when I am away at University I volunteer in another Butterfly house and mini beast world! :)

    – Michaela1991

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