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glasswing butterfly

Greta morgane oto

Description:

These butterflies walk on 4 legs only, the first pair is poorly developed. The wings are transparent.

Habitat:

Central America, Caribbean islands, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyanas, Brasil. Typically in mountainous areas, cloud forests, tepuis etc.

Notes:

I spotted this butterfly in an orchid garden in the Netherlands.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Glasswinged butterfly
Greta morgane oto Greta morgane oto (live adults)


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9 Comments

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 8 years ago

wow!

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 8 years ago

Thanks Bayucca. I made the change.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Greta cubana is an endemic species to Cuba and I can't really imagine that this species would be found in a butterfly house in The Netherlands. I think it is the most commonl found species Greta morgane oto or formerly called Greta oto. The actual taxon is Greta morgane oto.

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

That's amazing!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

wonderful!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Cool!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely!

AndreaBonomi
AndreaBonomi 8 years ago

Transparent wings...incredible! Good shot!

LisaFP
LisaFP 8 years ago

I've never seen this one, transparent wings?! Nature's paintbrush never disappoints!

EmilieChich
Spotted by
EmilieChich

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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