Mar 16, 2012

15 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly

 

The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a beautiful brush-footed butterfly and is a member of the: subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Greta oto adults exhibit a number of interesting behaviours, such as long migrations and lekking (gathering of males for competitive mating displays). The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”

The Glasswinged butterfly gets its name because the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the coloured scales found in other butterflies [Source: Wikipedia]. Below you will find a gallery of 15 stunning photos of these beautiful creatures. Enjoy!

 

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I feel so, transparent

Photograph by Swamibu on Flickr

 

 

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the wings-become-windows butterfly.

 

 

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The elusive glasswings

Photograph by Grey Wulf on Flickr

 

 

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Glasswing on a bird of paradise

Photograph by Swamibu on Flickr

 

 

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Glasswing Butterfly at ZSL London Zoo

 

 

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Glasswing

Photograph by Kal Ahmed on Flickr

 

 

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Glasswing butterfly.   IMG_0203-1.jpg

Photograph by David Fre on Flickr

 

 

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Photograph via butterflies.co.za

 

 

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Glasswing - Greta oto

Photograph by Len Radin on Flickr

 

 

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Glasswing at ZSL London Zoo

 

 

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Chester Zoo - Glasswing Butterfly

 

 

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Photograph via Imgur

 

 

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Photograph via Betanut on Reddit

 

 

 

 

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