Amazing Photos of the Glasswinged Butterfly


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The beautiful and rare glasswinged butterfly (or Greta oto)  is a four-footed butterfly whose wings are transparent and looks as if they are glass. The tissue within their wings lack the colorful pigments found in other butterflies, leaving only a transparent, glassy appearance.

Found primarily in Central America, the glasswinged butterfly’s name in Spanish is Espejitos which translates as little mirrors. In certain lights, the translucent wing parts have a glossy, reflective quality.

Photo credits: (Farrukh, David Fre, Eddy Van 3000, Ashley Cohen, Kal Ahmed, Sophie L. Miller, Ralph Stewart, Paul Gallo, nondesigner59, Paul Wyman, crayolamom, Linda De Volder)
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