Here’s a mind-blowing look at Greta oto, the stunning translucent, glasswinged butterfly; “the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the colored scales found in other butterflies.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.


The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a beautiful brush-footed butterfly and is a member of the: subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Greta oto adults exhibit a number of interesting behaviours, such as long migrations and lekking (gathering of males for competitive mating displays).


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