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Greta Oto – The Transparent Butterfly

Butterflies in general are fragile, so fragile that the color in them would literally rub off on your hands if you stroked their wings. Butterflies of the species Greta Oto are commonly called clearwings or glasswings and come from Central America. The tissues of their wings look like glass thus giving them the transparent wings. They have dispensed with the growth of colored scales that normally cover the wings of butterflies and moths. Probably a way to hide from predators.

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5 responses

  1. B*

    Ah, but so beautiful, all the same!♥

    December 12, 2014 at 18:45

  2. bellesogni

    They are like living diamonds.

    May 31, 2012 at 03:23

  3. beautiful

    May 21, 2012 at 08:26

  4. Supercool!!

    April 24, 2012 at 18:02

  5. Wow gorgeous photos!

    April 24, 2012 at 17:07

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