Glasswing Butterfly

Or Greta oto, their habitat extends throughout Central America into Mexico. They prefer to lay their eggs on plants from the nocturnal and toxic Cestrum genus, which in addition to feeding the young caterpillars, contribute alkaloids which stay stored in their tissues through adulthood, making them distasteful to birds and other predators.

4 Replies to “Glasswing Butterfly”

  1. Thanks for sharing this – God really had it ALL figured out – even to where a butterfly lays its eggs for protection.

  2. Maybe the only butterflies that survived were the one that laid their eggs in those places. Interesting idea, huh?

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