This is my tag for the Butterfly/Moth Club.
All the club trades are
accounted for. I still have plenty of tags so, if you want my butterfly, please
put it on your wishlist.
Blueprint Approved - 22Apr2010
Shipped - 18May2010 :-)
Arrived - 24May2010 :-D
Greta oto is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the clearwing clade. Its wingspan is 2.2 to 2.4 in (5.6 to 6.1 cm).
Adults range from Mexico through Panama. G. oto visits common flowers like lantana, but prefers to lay its eggs on plants of the tropical nightshade genus Cestrum. The red and purple striped caterpillars feed on these toxic plants and store the alkaloids in their tissues, making them distasteful to predators such as birds. They retain their toxicity in adulthood. The same alkaloids that make them poisonous also are converted into pheromones by the males, which use them to attract females.
G. oto adults also exhibit a number of interesting behaviors, such as long migrations and lacking among males.
Species: G. oto
Binomial name: Greta oto
This tag can be given to other people or traded but it's not meant to be sold by any means.
7th blueprint----19/Apr-----rejectedThis tag can be given to other people or traded but it’s not meant to be sold by any means.