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Butterfly wing scales, SEM

Butterfly wing scales, SEM

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4850 x 3638 pixels

41.1 x 30.7 cm ⏐ 16.2 x 12.1 in (300dpi)

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SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

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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