Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) Facts, Life Cycle And Images

Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto)

This Butterfly get its name Glassing Butterfly because they have tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. The Glasswing Butterfly is a brush-footed butterfly. Here in this article, you will see the Glasswing Butterfly Facts, life cycle, information, and images. 

The Glasswing Butterfly is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, and subtribe Godyridina. They are simply also known as a glasswinged butterfly or glasswing. 

Glasswing butterfly facts


Glasswing Butterfly Facts

Glasswing butterfly information

  • The veins in the wings of the glass wind butterfly are translucent and look like glass.
  • They generally have an outline of black and orange color
Glasswing Butterfly Facts  Specification
Scientific name Greta oto
Family Nymphalidae
Subfamily Danainae
Higher classification Greta
Other names Glasswinged butterfly, glasswing, Mariposa de Cristal (Spanish)
Length 28 to 30 mm
Wingspan 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in)
flying speeds 8 miles per hour
Distribution Central to South America,  Mexico, and Texas.
Habitat Costa Rica, open areas, and sometimes visits gardens in the Meseta Central region.
Food Nectar of flowerseat bird droppings and flowers found in the Asteraceae and Boraginaceae families.
Host plants Blunt-leaved Passion Vine-Passiflora aurantia, toxic plant,
Lacewing Vine-Adenia heterophylla
Lifespan 6 to 12 weeks

Glasswing butterfly life cycle

This glasswing butterfly is holometabolous and this butterfly life cycle goes through egg, larvae, pupae and adult butterfly. The larvae and adult butterfly feed on the host plants and nectar of flowers.


Glasswing butterfly life cycle image

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