Butterfly Scales


SEM: butterfly scales: Butterflies decompose very quickly after their death. Most of the scales usually either fall out immediately or remain only as broken stalks. There are still a few scales anchored in their original condition on this piece of butterfly wing. Magnification = 320x

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