Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

An amazing butterfly with transparent, as if made of fine glass wings, known as Greta OTO or glass butterfly.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

1. Greta OTO, or the glass butterfly (lat. Greta oto) is a species of the family nymphalidae (Nymphalidae) and subfamilies of milkweed butterflies (Danainae).

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

3. This species occurs from Mexico to Argentina, in humid forests.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

5. On the territory of its habitat (South America – rain forest of the Amazon), is the most abundant species.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

7. The wingspan of a Greta oto from 5.5 to 6 cm.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

9. The tissue between the veins, on the wings of a butterfly, transparent, this is due to the lack of color scales.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

11. The opaque borders of the wings are dark brown, sometimes with a red tin or red sheen, and the body is also dark in color.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

13. Eggs the female lays Greta oto on plants of the genus cestrum, which then will eat the caterpillar and at the same time to dial in the tissue of toxic alkaloids.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

15. In the future, the adult butterfly will taste nasty to predators, such as birds.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

17. Adult butterflies drink the nectar of many plant varieties.

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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

Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Greta oto — amazing butterfly with "glass" wings

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Keywords: Butterflies | Insects | Glass | Tropical

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