X-Ray Scan of Developing Caterpillar In Chrysalis

Micro X-ray computed tomography has been used to track the development of a butterfly (lepidopteran). It reveals novel details of the butterfly's development throughout the entire metamorphosis process. This study shows the new avenues of research for ontogenetic studies of animals.

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