Danaus gilippus


Photographed by Kaitlyn Arvesen, age 10.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Kaitlyn.Arvesen - Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus).jpg

Danaus gilippus–wing of the queen butterfly taken through a dissecting microscope.


Nice shot Kaitlyn.

My first thought was “is that a pixelation issue?” But I guess it could be teeny tiny scales.

The orientation of the scales makes me think of fingerprints. I wonder if they’re unique from individual to individual.

it looks kinda weird bit the same time it is cool wer did u take dis pic at an y did u take it

At first glance it looks like peach slices.

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