Facts about Glasswinged Butterfly,
"Scientific name for Glasswinged Butterfly is Greta Oto". The Glasswinged Butterfly is a variety of brush-footed butterfly that belongs to the Greta genus of the Nymphalidae family. The Glasswinged Butterfly range is from Mexico in the course of Colombia and Panama, and they fly through Florida, too. The Glasswinged Butterfly is mostly renowned for its transparent wings. The Glasswinged Butterfly is one among the most stunning butterflies on the earth due to their vivid coloration or unique form. Even though most other varieties of butterflies protect against their predators by means of their colored scales that outline their wings, the Glasswinged Butterfly evolves transparent wings to conceal itself from its killers rather than to discourage them.
The Glasswinged Butterfly has transparent wings, with a maximum wingspan, ranging from 2 1/8 inches to 2 1/4 inches (5.5 to 6.0cm). The tissue amid the veins of the wings of the Glasswinged Butterfly resembles glass, as it is short of the dyed scales found common among other butterfly varieties. These lucid wings make the Glasswinged Butterfly very difficult for voracious birds follow it during the flight. The dense borders of the Glasswinged Butterfly wings are dark brown in color, sometimes colored with orange or red, and they have a dark body color. The adult Glasswinged butterflies exhibit many interesting behaviors, such as extensive migrations and lekking (take part in a communal breeding display on a lek: among male butterflies.
The Glasswinged Butterfly has no scales, and there are just transparent membranes, which signifies that the wings can be looked directly through them. When the membranes of the Glasswinged Butterfly are positioned in the correct way, they will refract (of water, air, or glass that makes a ray of light will change direction when it enters at an angle) light such that unbelievable, wonderful colors are revealed in the wings of the butterfly. It will be similar to an apparent soap fizz, capturing the light and revealing its immense collection of colors within. However, when the Glasswinged Butterfly are in flight, it is impossible to spot them because their wings are basically lucid.
In spite of the look of delicate wings, the Glasswinged Butterfly is amazingly strong and enables the glass wings to continue extensive traveling flights, whereby they tour to a maximum distance of 12 miles (19.3km) per day. Interestingly, to locate a mate, male Glasswinged Butterfly assemble together in the shaded crooks of the rainforest understory, their primary home, and emit pheromones to magnetize female butterflies in competitive surroundings.
The Glasswinged Butterfly visits ordinary flowers, such as Lantana and drinks the nectar of the flowers of the plant. The caterpillars of the Glasswinged Butterfly feed on some toxic plants.
Though both male and female Glasswinged butterflies visit a variety of plants for drinking of nectar of their flowers, the female Glasswinged Butterfly prefers to lay her eggs on the tropical plants that belong to the Solanaceae genus Cestrum. The green caterpillars of the Glasswinged Butterfly have a green color body and eat these poisonous plants and are maybe poisonous to their predators in the course of secondary chemicals accumulated in their tissues. Usually, the chemical extracts of a caterpillar are inedible to ants. Adult Glasswinged Butterfly are also considered toxic, but their toxicity effects chiefly from the male butterflies consuming on flowers, such as Asteraceae whose nectar includes pyrrolizidine alkaloids. These similar alkaloids are transformed into pheromones, too, by the male Glasswinged Butterfly and used to magnetize female butterflies. Groups of male butterflies flutter around, dispersing pheromones so as to assist them to mate with a female butterfly, a performance called lekking.
"Scientific name for butterfly Lepidoptera". Glasswinged Butterfly are insects. A Glasswinged Butterfly is a herbivore; Meaning that as a caterpillar its first food is its own eggshell and than it will eat the leaves of the plant on which it is hatched. When it becomes a butterfly, it will feed mostly on nectar from flowers, rotting fruit and water with a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw.
Life cycle of a Glasswinged Butterfly comes in four stages, egg, larva "caterpillars", pupa "chrysalis" and adult Butterfly.
A Glasswinged Butterfly will attach its eggs to leaves with a special glue.
When caterpillars become fully grown they will attach to an appropriate leaf or small branch, than they will shed the outside layer of their skin and a hard skin underneath known as a "chrysalis" will be their new look
An adult Glasswinged Butterfly will come out from the "chrysalis" than it waits a few hours for its wings to dry and fill with blood, before it takes its first flight.
Glasswinged Butterfly can see yellow, green, and red. An adult butterfly average life span is from a week to a year
The top flight speed of a Glasswinged Butterfly is 12 miles per hour and some moths can fly up to 25 miles per hour.
A Glasswinged Butterfly is cold-blooded, which means the body temperature is not regulated on its own. A Butterfly can't fly or eat if their body temperature is below 82 degrees fah (28 cel). Glasswinged Butterfly's are often basking in the sun with their wings open to gain heat and than the veins in the wings carry the heat to the body.
A Glasswinged Butterfly has sense organ, on their feet or tarsi, for tasting
The estimate is between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
A Glasswinged Butterfly has a small body, made up of three parts – the head, abdomen and thorax. A Glasswinged Butterfly has two large eyes, which are made up of many small parts which are called "compound eyes".
A Glasswinged Butterfly has two antenna's on the top of their heads, which they use to smell, hear and feel. A Glasswinged Butterfly’s mouth is a long tube a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw when its done eating, it rolls the tube back up.
A Glasswinged Butterfly has three pairs of legs and their feet have little claws that help them stand on flowers. The Glasswinged Butterfly's wings are made up of hard tubes that are covered with a thin tissue. The butterfly's wings are covered with fine dusty like scales. A Glasswinged Butterfly has four brightly colored wings having distinctive patterns made up of tiny scales. The bright patterns scales sometimes have hidden ultraviolet patterns for attracting mates. The bright colors are also used as camouflage to hide them or scare off predictors.