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Butterfly Wing Scale Sem
Eye of Science
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Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a scale from the wing of a blue morpho (Morpho peleides) butterfly. Layers of wing scales are transparent but tiny ridges on the scales break up and reflect light (diffraction) to give the scales their shimmering iridescent appearance. Magnification x8300 when printed 10 centimeters wide.
February 19th, 2013
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