Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line

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OLDEST MOTH SCALE  A tiny insect scale from an ancient lagoon (left) may be one of the earliest fossil signs of  the evolutionary branch of moths and butterflies. Comparisons with modern scales (right) identified it.

T. van Eldijk; Hossein Rajaei  

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