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Butterfly wing scales, SEM

Butterfly wing scales, SEM

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Butterfly wing scales. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of scales from the wing of a green-veined white butterfly (Artogeia napi). 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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