Butterfly wing scales

Butterfly wing scales

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Caption: Butterfly wing scales. Macro photograph of scales on the wing of a common morpho (Morpho peleides) butterfly. The colour of a butterfly's wing can arise either from a pigment contained in the scales or from the actual structure of the scales themselves. Magnification: x172, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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