Image of the Week - March 25, 2003
Monarch Butterfly Wing Scale
Image showing the architecture of the tip of a single scale from the wing of a male Monarch butterfly. Taken as an ultra high definition scan using the ESEM in HiVac mode. Original magnification about 30,000x. The vertical ridges are 1 to 2 micrometers apart.
- Scott J. Robinson - ITG, Beckman Institute
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Uploaded Wed Mar 26 14:29:53 2003 by Scott Jay Robinson
Updated Thu Jan 28 00:03:06 2010 by Daniel E. Weber