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Little Mirrors – Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings

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

1. Greta Oto, or glass butterfly – the view from the family Nymphalidae (Nymphalidae) and the subfamilies Danaides (Danainae).

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (1)  2.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (2)3.  This species occurs from Mexico to Argentina, in the rainforest.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (3)  4.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (4)  5. On the territory of its habitat (South America – the Amazon rain forests), it is the most abundant species.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (5)  6.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (6)

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Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (8)  9. Tissue between the veins on the wings of a butterfly, transparent due to a lack of color scales.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (9)  10. Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (10) 11. Opaque boundary of the wings are dark brown, sometimes with a red tin or red glow, and the body itself as a dark color.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (11)  12.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (12) 13. The eggs the female lays on the Greta oto tsestrum plant of the genus, which then will eat the caterpillar, and at the same time gain in the fabric of toxic alkaloids.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (13)  14.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (14) 15. In the future, adult butterfly will taste nasty to predators such as birds.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (15)  16.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (16) 17. Adult butterflies drink the nectar of many plant of different varieties.

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (17)  18.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (18)  19. The caterpillar feeds on the leaves of the genus tsestrum (Cestrum).

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (19)  20.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (20)  21. In English this is called a butterfly «glasswinged butterfly», which means “butterfly wings with a glass,” but in Spanish it sounds like the name «espejitos», which means “little mirrors.”

Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (21)  22.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (22)  23.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (23)  24.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (24)  25.Greta Oto - Beautiful Butterfly, as if made of Fine Glass Wings (25)

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