image of the month

white cabbage caterpillars

Cabbage white caterpillars are the scourge of vegetable gardeners at this time of year, but the eggs can be very beautiful. This month's image is a scanning electron micrograph of some cabbage white eggs on the underside of a brassica leaf. The sample was coated with gold, and the image recorded in high vacuum mode by Peter Harris on EMLab's Quanta SEM. It was colourised using Photoshop.

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