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Greta oto is a brush-footed butterfly,and is a member of the clearwing clade. Its wingspan is 2.2 to 2.4 in (5.6 to 6.1 cm).
Adults range from Mexico through Panama. G. oto visits common flowers like lantana, but prefers to lay its eggs on plants of the tropical nightshade genus Cestrum. The red and purple striped caterpillars feed on these toxic plants and store the alkaloids in their tissues, making them distasteful to predators such as birds.they retain their toxicity in adulthood. The same alkaloids that make them poisonous also are converted into pheromones by the males, which use them to attract females. G. oto adults also exhibit a number of interesting behaviors, such as long migrations and lekking among males.

Thanks for my C&C's for my Green Iguana...As ever, much appreciated, Have a good night everyone, thanks for looking, Martin. Smile

Camera:Sony Alpha A200
Lens:75-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:GLASSWING
Username:martinjp martinjp
Uploaded:2 Dec 2009 - 8:27 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 8:28 PM

What a beauty, like stained glass

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MAGS58
MAGS58  6 Canada
2 Dec 2009 - 8:33 PM

Now thats different . Never see a butterfly like this one . Very well captured ,and good detail.
John

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
2 Dec 2009 - 8:36 PM

Nicely captured Martin i found these hard to focus on, well done
Craig

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 8:37 PM

Stunning macro, Martin. Superbly sharp and excellent detail.
Steve.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 8:38 PM

Such a lovely delicate shot. Good work.

Glyn

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 8:40 PM

What an interesting beastie Martin, good info too.
Barbara

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 8:41 PM

This is a super image with such clarity and a very informative write up. - gary

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 8:50 PM

love it

Linda

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
2 Dec 2009 - 9:07 PM

Fantastic shot Martin and an educational write up.Great stuff.

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Imagephotographics

Superb shot Martin - well done

Chris

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 9:48 PM

fantastic detail wonderful colours martin a stunning capture shortlisted nice one Wink
andy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 9:59 PM

Superb detail and colour - a super image.
Joan.

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2009 - 10:29 PM

superb capture
Gareth

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photophantom
2 Dec 2009 - 10:46 PM

gorgeous presentation and write up Martin
Dennis

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2009 - 11:33 PM

Superb, Martin! Only discovered these wonderful butterflies when I joined epz and am as thrilled by beautiful images of them, such as this, as the 1st time I saw them!

Ann

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 12:33 AM

Superb macro capture Martin and good detail. Gary

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SammyRatFan
3 Dec 2009 - 1:42 AM

Super Shot Martin, the detail is incredible and definitely shortlisted for this week. Smile

Sammy

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 6:22 AM

Superb capture

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
3 Dec 2009 - 6:50 AM

What a fabulous capture, Martin, love the colours, details, presentation and write up.
Roy

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 8:22 AM

Beautiful image Martin, well presented.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 8:33 AM

Great shot

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 8:48 AM

Fabulous close up Martin, superb colours and detail, interesting write up too.

Hugh

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 10:22 AM

Great image captured so very well the colour detail and narrative superb thanks for sharing Colin

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Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 11:40 AM

Quite superb!

Mal

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Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
3 Dec 2009 - 2:15 PM

Such beautiful butterflies. Pam

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gingerdelight

A beautifully presented close up.
Carol

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 5:58 PM

Wow, such a beautiful capture, such great clarity and pin sharp.
Bob

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Shootme
Shootme  5 England
3 Dec 2009 - 6:59 PM

Great shot, wonderful butterfly, just like stained glass.

Jim.

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2009 - 8:40 PM

Beautiful, Martin - what wonderful creatures these "Glasswing" are...Bill

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2009 - 5:36 PM

just brilliant

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
7 Dec 2009 - 1:33 AM

stunning shot... congrats on the award too Smile

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2009 - 1:16 PM

What a belter!!!

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Tosh4photos
31 Dec 2009 - 11:39 PM

it looks like glass see madbob he has some nice close up

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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 - 6:31 PM

Nice find!

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