Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known by the Spanish name: Espejitos
The glasswings look extremely delicate, but have the ability to carry nearly 40 times their own weight. They are extremely fast, and can fly almost eight miles per hour for short intervals.
Unlike their other cousins, who display their dark-colored scales to ward off predators, the glasswing butterflies protect thenselves by using their translucency to hide them.
Avg. Wingspan: 5.6 - 6.1 cm / 2.2 - 2.4 "
Avg. Body Length: 2.8 cm / 1.1 "
Diet: adults enjoy the tasty nectar of flowers from the Asteraceae and Boraginaceae families. They also eat bird droppings to get the amino acids.
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera