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Greta oto Glasswinged butterfly by genius sculptor Nature

Greta oto Glasswinged butterfly by genius sculptor Nature

Beautiful Greta oto Glasswinged butterfly by genius sculptor Nature

Greta oto Glasswinged butterfly by genius sculptor Nature
A miraclous butterfly with transparent wings as if made of thinnest glass. This butterfly, known as Greta oto, belongs to the Nymphalidae family and the subfamilies Danaides (Danainae). Anyone who happen to meet with Greta oto butterfly, call it glass-winged, because this species of the butterfly have absolutely transparent wings. This is due to the tissue between the veins in these locations wing devoid of colored flakes. Opaque borders of wings are usually dark brown or pewter color with a red or reddish sheen.
And while its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, Spanish call it “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.” Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color. Noteworthy, these butterflies are toxic. Traditionally, Glass butterflies inhabit the area from Mexico to Argentina in tropical forests. However, these butterflies were seen in the highlands near the city of Caracas in Venezuela.


Glasswinged butterfly by genius sculptor Nature

Wonderful Greta oto Glasswinged butterfly, created by genius sculptor Nature

Like all butterflies, Greta oto feed on the nectar of flowers of southern countries, such as lanthanum, but caterpillars of this type of butterfly prefer to feast on poisonous plants such as cestrum. Caterpillars of glass butterflies feed on these toxic plants to accumulate this poisonous, harmful to the enemies (such as birds) cestrum. Male Butterflies Greta oto are also poisonous to some of their enemies, but this is because they feed on the nectar of toxic flowers (eg, family Asteraceae). Toxic substances that are contained in this nectar also serve Greta oto butterfly as pheromones to attract females.

Greta oto Glasswinged butterfly by genius sculptor Nature

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