Greta oto, Glasswing butterfly
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|Picture taken in Papiliorama - Vlinderparadijs te Havelte, Holland|
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Nymphalidae Tribe: Ithomiini Genus: Greta Species: G. oto
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." Indeed, 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 range from Mexico through Panama
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- [2012-08-21 11:36]
Very beautiful capture of a splendid specimen. The picture is simple, quiet, and very eye-pleasing.
very nice butterfly!