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Insect Scales Under the Microscope

Insect Scales

This is from an environmental tapelift collected in a home. It is part of the carapace of a Dermestidae beetle.

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light


Significance in the Environment:

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Ebeling, Walter, URBAN ENTOMOLOGY, University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences, pp.310-313, 1975.