Plume moth wing, SEM

Plume moth wing, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Plume moth wing, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Down centre are scales, which are modified hairs (setae) made of chitin. Either side are the feathery bristles that give the moth its name. Magnification: x200 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: animal, biological, biology, bristles, coloured, entomological, entomology, false-coloured, fauna, hair, hairs, lepidoptera, lepidopteran, nature, plume moth, plumes, pterophoridae, scale, scales, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, surface, wildlife, wing, zoological, zoology

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