Butterfly wingscale detail

Ref: 80200191

Butterfly wing scale. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a scale and its wing attachment from the underside of a wing of a blue morpho (Morpho peleides) butterfly. In contrast to the metalic iridescent scales of the upper surface of Morpho butterflies, these scales are a dull brown derived from coloured pigments and not by structural interference.

Magnification: x2680 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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