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  1. Butterfly Scales

    Snapshot Title: Butterfly Scales
    Taken by: Jeff Cremer

    Image: Owl Butterfly Wing ( Papilio eurilochus )
    Image Owner: Jeff Cremer



    Description:

    Butterflies are characterized by their scale-covered wings. The coloration of butterfly wings is created by minute scales. These scales are pigmented with melanins that give them blacks and browns, bu...