14 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly …No, This isn’t Photoshopped

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The glass-winged butterfly , also known as the Greta oto, is a brush-footed butterfly known for its transparent tissue between the veins of its wings that looks like a glass as it lacks the colored scales found in other butterflies. This particular insect belongs to the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina.

When Greta otos mature to their full size, they exhibit a number of fascinating behaviors such as long migrations and lekking (gathering of males for competitive mating displays). Their translucent wings can reach a span of  5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in).

Glass-winged butterflies also have a Spanish name, which is espejitos. They can be directly translated as “little mirrors.”

Below are photos of these stunning little creatures to enjoy.

Glasswing on a bird of paradise

I feel so, transparent

the wings-become-windows butterfly.

greta oto butterfly 15 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly

Glasswing at ZSL London Zoo

 

 

glasswinged butterfly side view 15 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly

glasswing butterfly 15 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly

glasswinged butterfly top view 15 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly

Glasswing Butterfly at ZSL London Zoo

Glasswing

 

 

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greta oto 15 Stunning Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly

Glasswing - Greta oto

Chester Zoo - Glasswing Butterfly

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