The Museum and Sea Center are closed until it is safe to reopen, but we are working hard on our summer Butterflies Alive! exhibit and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Scientific Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Scientific Imaging Specialist Lucie Gimmel uses various imaging techniques to reveal the distinctive features and beauty of patterns, colors, and textures hidden in our specimens.

Egg of Acrolophus arizonellus moth (SEM) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Egg of Acrolophus cockerelli moth (SEM) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Chrysura sp., a cuckoo wasp (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Clogmia albipunctata, the filter fly (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Larva of Cyclocephala pasadenae, a masked chafer (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Magpie feather (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Fruit of Galium halii (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Live egg of Cocytius antaeus, the giant sphinx moth (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Ctenolepisma longicaudata, the gray silverfish (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Leschenaultia sp., a tachinid fly (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel

Vespula pensylvanica, the western yellowjacket (Z-stacked image) Imagery by Lucie Gimmel