Glasswing

Greta oto

About This Animal

SIZE: 2 ¼ inch wingspan

RANGE: Panama to Mexico

HABITAT: Low lying pacific rainforest to elevations of 4950 feet

DIET: Nectar

ON EXHIBIT:  The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey

Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the translucent wings of the glasswing butterfly shimmer in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green, and red. The wings of this butterfly are clear because they have no scales on them. Scales give butterfly wings their color.