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Glasswinged butterfly

Greta oto

Description:

Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is "espejitos", which means "little mirrors." Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the colored scales found in other butterflies.

Habitat:

Adults range from Mexico through Panama. Although these butterflies were in a sanctuary were the temperature and humidity are artificially controlled.

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24 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Thank you RiekoS and staccyh, I hope you attract something interesting after all ;)

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very pretty.

staccyh
staccyh 8 years ago

Beautiful photos! I'm going to try putting fruit out to see what it attracts as well - though in Scotland I'm not sure it will work that well :p

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Thank you duttagupta35504!

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 8 years ago

Wow, Smith Zoo! That is such a cool spotting. I use this as my psuedonym on my blog, too!
http://amazinganimalssociety.blogspot.sg...

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Thanks Karen and NJB, that is a great description Laura!! Could even look like bubbly wine!!

NJB
NJB 8 years ago

Cool.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

Wow!! These are so cool, I really love these butterflies. Great photos, when they're in groups like this it kind of looks like a bunch of bubbles :)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Incredible series Dez!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

thanks Austin!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 9 years ago

Beautiful shot. Well done.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Thank you Ava, namitha and Yasser!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

What a wonderful series.

namitha
namitha 9 years ago

Awesome spotting. They are really pretty and cute. You are very lucky.

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

This is such an awesome spotting!

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

i love that butterfly.
incredible!
hope someday i'll see it in real life

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

¡gracias harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Espectacular aglomeración de cristal

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Thank you Lisa, Yasser and Gylma! Just wish some of these amazing photographers and specialists from PN could visit this sanctuary!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

Absolutely amazing! Terrific spotting!

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

What an awesome series!

This is my FAVORITE butterfly, so gorgeous. Just lovely.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Thank you Oneng and Shayera. Spot on Reza, thank you for your help!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cute..

Smith Zoo
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Smith Zoo

Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 18, 2012

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