Under the Microscope: "The Adonis blue butterfly is rare because it's choosy. It lays its eggs (like the one above) only on horseshoe vetch, a European perennial. What's more, it looks for patches cropped by rabbits that allow easy landing.
Macro or Micro? Scientists’ pictures baffle our sense of scale. It began when Stephen Young, a geography professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, tricked his biologist colleague Paul Kelly into thinking a satellite image was one of hi.
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.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a macrophage white blood cell (purple) engulfing a tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) bacterium (pink). Wow I had TB when I was a kid, like 4 yrs old.