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Butterfly Egg

red admiral butterfly egg

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Courtesy of Nikon Small World
This photograph shows a red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) egg in stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) trichomes. Designated an Image of Distinction in the 2011 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, it was taken by David Millard of Austin, TX, using diffuse incident illumination.

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