Moth wing

Moth wing

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moth wing. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the wing of a moth (order Lepidoptera). A moth wing is covered in tiny scales that are modified hairs (setae). These are made of chitin, a common substance in insect exoskeletons.

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Keywords: anatomy, animal, biological, biology, chitin, chitinous, coloured, false-colour, false-coloured, fauna, hair, hairs, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, lepidoptera, modified, moth, nature, orange, scale, scales, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, seta, setae, wildlife, wing, zoological, zoology

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