Large white butterfly scent scales, SEM

Large white butterfly scent scales, SEM

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Caption: Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) scent scales, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Androconia (scent scales) of the male large white butterfly, the function of which is to disseminate pheromones to attract a mate. These androconia are shown here as pale green. Magnification x497 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: andoconia, butterfly, cabbage white, large white, lepidoptera, male, male large white butterfly, pheromones, pieris brassicae, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, scent, scent scales, sem

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