We know butterflies are beautiful due to their colorful wings. However, these transparent butterflies’ wings are not colorful, they just look like a pair of glasswing. These are not the fake pictures; these transparent butterflies are real!


Greta oto is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the clearwing clade; its wings are translucent. Its most common English name is glasswing, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.” Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the coloured scales found in other butterflies. It is one of the more abundant clearwing species in its home range, which is found in the Amazon Rainforest (South America). The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color. Its wingspan is between 5.5 and 6 cm.

All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: in life that which is unnoticed has the most power. This reminds me something, “always be a low profile guy,” then you will survive and live longer especially in our company; if you show your talent and prove you are better than others, my friend, you will die faster! Sounds very bad, right? What to do?…