Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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An amazing butterfly with transparent wings, as if made of the thinnest glass, is known as Greta Otho or glass butterfly.

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

Greta Oto, or glass butterfly (Latin Greta oto) is a species of the family Nymphalidae (Nymphalidae) and the subfamily Danae (Danainae).

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

This species is found from Mexico to Argentina, in moist forests. 

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

On the territory of its habitat (South America-the Amazon wet forests), this is the most abundant species.

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

The wingspan of Greta oto is from 5.5 to 6 cm. 

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

The tissue between the veins, on the wings of a butterfly, is transparent, this is caused by a lack of colored scales. 

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

The opaque borders of the wings have a dark brown color, sometimes tin with a red or red glow, and the body itself is also dark in color.

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

The female Greta oto lays eggs on plants of the genus cestrum, which the caterpillar will then feed on and at the same time recruit toxic alkaloids into the tissues.

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

In the future, an adult butterfly will taste disgusting for predators, such as birds, for example.

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

Adult butterflies drink the nectar of many varieties of plants.

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

The caterpillar feeds on the leaves of plants of the genus Cestrum (Cestrum).

Greta oto — an amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

In English, this butterfly is called "glasswinged butterfly", which means" Butterfly with glass wings", and in Spanish its name sounds like" espejitos", which means"small mirrors".

Keywords: Animals | Nature | Insects | Glass | World | Tropics | Butterflies

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