Microscopic Images Of Butterfly Wings [PHOTOS]

Stunning designs on the wings are what truly define butterflies. What is a butterfly with no wings? Merely another insect. Have you ever wondered what butterfly wings look like under a microscope? Linden Gledhill put together a collection of microscope images in order to study the makeup of butterfly as well as moth wings. Here is some eye candy coming your way.

Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

“The thing about nature is that, if you look close enough at just about anything, you’re bound to find a beauty and symmetry that defies description. In the case of Linden Gledhill‘s microscope photos of butterfly wings, he simply discovered another level of beauty in something that already captures many of our imaginations. A rainbow of colors and myriad textures greet you in Gledhill’s Butterfly wings Flickr set — each photograph more ethereal and alien than the last.” – Source: PetaPixel

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Brown wings, White wings, Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Blue wings, Brown wings, White wings, Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Yellow wings, Blue wings, Brown wings, White wings, Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Crystal wings, Yellow wings, Blue wings, Brown wings, White wings, Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

Hazy wings, Crystal wings, Yellow wings, Blue wings, Brown wings, White wings, Wings, Butterfly wings, Moth wings, butterfly wings, microscopic images of butterfly wings

[via: Flickr Linden Gledhill]

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