1. we chill, selfie
2. we birthday, selfie
- Unknown (via crystallized-teardrops)
Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth. The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
- Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
- Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
- Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
- Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
- Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
thesmithereens replied to your photo “Tired selfie in honor of my first thesis draft being completed. ”
Congrats! Can’t wait to be a rogue lady scientist team with you. I’m pictured us dressed like Carmen San Diego but with more test tubes.
Add some protective eyewear and you have yourself a mysterious, fashionable, lab appropriate ensemble. Rogue science is looking more attractive by the day. I don’t want to babysit an HPLC for $12/hr!
rakle replied to your photo “Tired selfie in honor of my first thesis draft being completed. ”
Thanks, bae :)!
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Woooooooooh! That’s my girl.
Thanks, boo :).