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Glasswinged Butterfly

Greta morgane oto

Description:

The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). 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. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color.

Habitat:

Butterfly garden

Notes:

Just some details of the amazing glasswinged butterfly

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23 Comments

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 8 years ago

i love this.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Wonderful

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks @Ursula

Ursula
Ursula 10 years ago

wow. beautifull butterfly! :)

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks @textless. What I like most in those details is the fact that the 'glass' itself seems to have tiny hairs and texture. Not what I expected.

textless
textless 10 years ago

A beautiful butterfly, and great detail in your photo series. Thanks!

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks for all your feedback!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

great series! Congratulations!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 10 years ago

superb! the last is my favorite!:)

amrita.sarup
amrita.sarup 10 years ago

Beautiful!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Great clicks.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks guys!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 10 years ago

Really great series!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 10 years ago

Superb photos! :-)
Can you tell me where this butterfly farm is? We're visiting friends and family in Holland soon, staying in Almere...

JJ_Andin
JJ_Andin 10 years ago

so beautiful. i dream to see this in real life

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks!

Thurd13
Thurd13 10 years ago

Luv the 4th photo...beautiful pose + colors!

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Fascinating makro work.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

And here is another Glasswinged butterfly: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/711...

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks guys, my pleasure. I had great fun taking these pictures!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

Beautiful photo, amazing spotting!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Great macro work..!!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Amazing!

sttweets
Spotted by
sttweets

Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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