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Common blue butterfly, SEM

Common blue butterfly, SEM

C029/0402

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EYE OF SCIENCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EYE OF SCIENCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus). Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a common blue butterfly, showing its compound eyes (dark, round), antennae (top) and mouthparts (lower centre). Male uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are usually brown with a row of red spots along the edges and some blue at the base of the wings. Magnification: x27, when printed 10 cm wide.

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