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Monarch Wing Scale

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Created 09/21/2004

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.

Credits

  • Maureen Barrett , Harrington Middle School, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
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