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Monarch Butterfly Wing Scale

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Created 03/25/2003

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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