Image of the Week - September 21, 2004

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Monarch Wing Scale

ESEM image of a portion of a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) wing scale from a Bugscope session with Harrington Middle School, Mt. Laurel, NJ. The larger divisions (roughly horizontal) are about 1.6 micrometers apart. The smaller parallel components (angled) are about 70 nanometers apart.

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Uploaded Tue Sep 21 11:37:37 2004 by Scott Jay Robinson

Updated Tue Feb 2 10:15:33 2010 by Daniel E. Weber