Wing Scales (Butterfly)

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Scales on a Peacock (Aglais io) Butterfly Wing

Light microscope x50 magnification

Butterflies and Moths belong to the biological Order ‘Lepidoptera‘ – translated from ancient Greek, this means ‘scale wing’.

Scales on a Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) Wing - Light microscope x50 magnification
Scales on a Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) Wing – Light microscope x50 magnification
  • Credit: AnnMarie Jones
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • Caption: Scales on a Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) Wing - Light microscope x50 magnification
  • ISO: 100
  • Keywords: Animal, Arthropoda, Butterflies, Insect, Invertebrata, Mag x50, Microscopy, Natural History, Peacock
  • Shutter speed: 1/1.3s
  • Title: Butterfly Wing Scales x50

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