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, or glass butterfly (Latin Greta oto) is a species of the family Nymphalidae (Nymphalidae) and the subfamily Danae (Danainae).
This species is found from Mexico to Argentina, in moist forests.
On the territory of its habitat (South America-the Amazon wet forests), this is the most abundant species.
The wingspan of Greta oto is from 5.5 to 6 cm.
The tissue between the veins, on the wings of a butterfly, is transparent, this is caused by a lack of colored scales.
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.
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.
In the future, an adult butterfly will taste disgusting for predators, such as birds, for example.
Adult butterflies drink the nectar of many varieties of plants.
The caterpillar feeds on the leaves of plants of the genus Cestrum (Cestrum).
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".
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