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Glasswing butterfly

Glasswing butterfly

Z355/2013

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Credit

IAN GOWLAND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY IAN GOWLAND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Glasswing butterfly (Greta oto) feeding on a rose flower. The wing membranes of this butterfly are predominately transparent. This adaptation is a defence against predators, who find it difficult to recognise the insect as butterfly when it is either in flight or feeding.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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