Jun 19, 2016

Amazing Photos of a Luna Moth’s Wing Under a Vintage Microscope

 

Reddit user Proteon found a luna moth’s wing earlier this week and captured some amazing close-ups using a 1951 American Optical Spencer microscope.

As the magnification gradually increases you can see the incredible texture and complexity of the moth’s wing. The luna moth (Actias luna) is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to 114 mm (4.5 in), making it one of the largest moths in North America. [source]

– via Proteon on reddit

 

luna moth wing under a microscope (1)

Photograph by Proteon on reddit

 

luna moth wing under a microscope (2)

Photograph by Proteon on reddit

 

luna moth wing under a microscope (3)

Photograph by Proteon on reddit

 

luna moth wing under a microscope (4)

Photograph by Proteon on reddit

 

 

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