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30.7 x 40.9 cm ⏐ 12.1 x 16.1 in (300dpi)
SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Butterfly wing scales. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of scales from a butterfly wing. Layers of wing scales are transparent but tiny ridges on the scales break up and reflect light to give the scales their shimmering iridescent appearance.
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