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Greta oto, Glasswing butterfly

Greta oto, Glasswing butterfly
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Copyright: Jan Lefers (Jale) (14)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-21 1:21
Viewed: 2862
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
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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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-08-21 11:36]

Hello Jan,

Very beautiful capture of a splendid specimen. The picture is simple, quiet, and very eye-pleasing.

Well done,


very nice butterfly!



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