Large white butterfly scent scales SEM

Large white butterfly scent scales SEM

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Caption: Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) scent scales (androconia), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Androconia (plural) of the male large white butterfly, have the function of disseminating pheromones to attract a mate. These scent scales are shown as green. Magnification x1375 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: andoconia, andoconium, butterfly, butterfly scales, butterfly wing, 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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