Sep 23, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Stunning Glasswinged Butterfly

 

THE STUNNING GLASSWINGED BUTTERFLY

 


Photograph by SWAMIBU

 

The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the colored 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. Adults can range from Mexico through to Panama. [Source]

 

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