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Credit & Copyright: Anne M. Fearon-Wood from Sidney-by-the-sea, British Columbia, Canada Shimmering Wings:This pretty butterfly was found in the Butterfly Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia. If you have ever touched a butterfly and noticed a powder on their wings, the powder is actually tiny scales that cover butterfly wings. The scales give the butterfly wings their color, either from pigmentation or from the structure of the scales, which scatter the light.