Warm Fuzzy

Warm Fuzzy
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Most people know that a butterfly's wings are covered with scales. This close-up of a Blue Morph butterfly shows an extreme modification of those scales that look more like hair. They have developed in this special way to help hold warmth in the body of the insect, for temperature is a critical aspect of flight.

Date
October 29, 2009
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