Caption: Animated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of wing scales from a swallowtail butterfly (Papilio rutulus). The western tiger swallowtail is common in western North America and is found in urban parks, gardens, rural woodlands and riparian areas. It is a large and brightly colored butterfly that is very active. The adult females lay up to a hundred eggs in total. The males often gather, along with other species of swallowtail, at pools and along streams and rivers. They drink from the shallow water and mud obtaining minerals and water.

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Butterfly wing scales, SEM

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