Freaky Deaky: All The Parts Of A Butterfly As Viewed Through A Scanning Electron Microscope

September 7, 2018

This is a video highlighting all the different parts of a butterfly (Pseudozizeeria maha -- the pale grass blue butterfly) as viewed through a scanning electron microscope. Crazy, right? Now call me old fashioned, but I prefer viewing butterflies WITH THE NAKED EYE. They're already plenty pretty that way. And what was up with that genitalia? Your guess is probably better than mine. Unless you guessed alien head trophy mount, in which case we tied.

Keep going for the video, which really is worth the minute watch.

Thanks to Christina D, who agrees Mother Nature is even crazier up close.

  • Bling Nye

    Beautiful. I would love to have a scanning electron microscope.

  • The_Wretched


  • GeneralDisorder

    Have you ever smelled moth balls? Who held the wings for you? You sick sick sick monster.

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