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newly morphed cicada wing. strange how even the most hated of creatures still carry beauty somewhere inside them.

The micro-structure of a scale from a butterfly wing.  The holes are around 1 micrometre across, about the size of a bacterium. Visualised using scanning electron microscopy by Dr Bronwen Cribb, University of Queensland.

The micro-structure of a scale from a butterfly wing. The holes are around 1 micrometre across, about the size of a bacterium. Visualised using scanning electron microscopy by Dr Bronwen Cribb, University of Queensland.

Transmission electron micrograph of a section through a nerve fiber showing the axon bundle.

Transmission electron micrograph of a section through a nerve fiber showing the axon bundle.

Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz | Nikon Small World microphotography competition

Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz | Nikon Small World microphotography competition

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