2020 Photomicrography Competition

Leaf roller weevil (Byctiscus betulae) lateral view

Özgür Kerem Bulur

Istanbul, Turkey

Image Stacking, Reflected Light

3.7X (Objective Lens Magnification)

This image of a leaf roller weevil was taken by Mr. Ozgur Kerem Bulur using reflected light illumination with image stacking. This particular species of insect was chosen for its chitin structure and unique coloring. Because the chitin (the reflective material that makes up the insect’s protective shell) was so reflective, it was important to pay attention to the characteristics of the light when creating the image.