Butterfly Wing Scales
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Butterfly Wing Scales – I

Lepidoptera sp.

Magnification: 300:1

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Butterfly wings are covered with “dust” that can easily be scratched off. Under the microscope it can be seen that this dust is made of small symmetrical scales that cover each other like rooftails. These scales are evolutionarily derived from hairs.