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Greta diaphanus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Danainae
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Similar  Greta morgane, Greta, Ithomia, Ithomiini, Milkweed butterfly

Greta diaphanus, the Antillean clearwing, is a species of clearwing (ithomiine) butterflies, named by Dru Drury in 1773.

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Description

Upperside: antennae black, and very long. thorax and abdomen dark brown. Wings transparent, vitreous (glass like). Anterior ones with the posterior edges bending as it were inwards. A small narrow border of dark brown runs entirely round the edges of these wings; and on the anterior edges, about a third from the tips, runs a dark brown streak towards the middle of the wing, close to which is a small white spot joining to the anterior edge. Posterior wings having also a very narrow border running about two-thirds round them, and stopping at the abdominal edges; some long yellowish hairs are placed on the anterior edges near the body.

Underside: palpi, breast, sides, ash-coloured. The dark brown borders surrounding the wings appear on this side of an orange-brown colour; the rest as on the upperside. Margins of the wings entire.

Wingspan 2 14 inches (57 mm).

Subspecies

  • Greta diaphanus diaphanus (Jamaica)
  • Greta diaphanus quisqueya (Fox, 1963) (Dominican Republic)
  • References

    Greta diaphanus Wikipedia


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