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Glass wing

Glass wing
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Copyright: Joost van der Werf (Joost) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 24-135 1:3,5-5,6 AD ASP IF Macro, (digital), UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of middle America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-29 4:35
Viewed: 4944
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The wings of this butterfly are really see-trough!

The text below has been 'borrowed' from Heinz Koloska (TN Member)

Greta oto (Glass Wing)
- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Black forewing apex broad with inner edge almost straight, white medial bar strong and bordering black apex.
Wingspan: 56-58mm
Forewing length: 27-31m
Local distribution: Common on Pacific side from lowlands to 1500 m, rare on Atlantic slope down to 200 m.
Similar species: Oleria paula, Ithomia patilla, Pteronymia cotytto,

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:
Cestrum lanatum
Cestrum racemosum
Cestrum sp. “San Luis”

Early stages: Solitary

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-29 4:52]

Very clear shot of this butterfly, one of my favorites. : )
Isn't it an amazing creature?
Nice POV of that wing to show its see-through quality.
Well done and TFS. : )

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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (301)
  • [2005-10-29 5:29]

Very interesting composition and subject. Thanks for share.

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