Butterfly Wings and Scales  
This is a close-up view of a Gulf Fritillary butterfly wing. I'll work on a better one, but it's really really hard to get a butterfly to hold still for a photo, so for now this will have to do. See how neatly most of the scales overlap? Then there are a few loose scales scattered here and there that have fallen out. As a butterfly ages, it loses more and more scales, leaving it looking tattered and worn.
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly wing scales close-up
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