Swallowtail butterfly wing scale, SEM

Swallowtail butterfly wing scale, SEM

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Credit: KARL GAFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio hoppo) wing scales, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Magnification: x1,000 when printed at 12.7cm x 8.9cm.

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