GLASSWINGED BUTTERFLY (GRETA OTO)
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Felinwynt Butterfly Centre , Near Cardigan , West Wales .
The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto), is a beautiful butterfly and is a member of the: subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Greta oto adults exhibit a number of behaviours, such as long migrations and lekking (gathering of males for competitive mating displays). Wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”
The Glasswinged butterfly gets its name ,because the tissue between the veins of its wings ,looks like glass . It lacks coloured scales ,found in other butterflies .
If you want to see them in the wild, however, you will have to take a trip – anywhere from Mexico to Panama in Central America . You will also have to locate, the nearest rainforest where the glasswing prospers. They feed off the nectar of a variety of rainforest flowers .