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The EMBO Journal Cover Contest 2012 has its first winner! This hand-coloured scanning electron micrograph was the favourite of the jury in the section "Best Scientific Image". The image shows the surface of a mosquito egg (from Culex pipiens), which generates a water repellent network by connecting microscopically small structures to trap a thin layer of air.
Caption: Butterfly eggs. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant. Butterflies often lay their eggs on plants, thus providing the newly-hatched larvae with a ready food supply. These eggs have already hatched. Magnification: x36 at 6x6cm size. Credit: EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY