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Light and color on the wing: structural colors in butterflies and moths.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20706416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
All butterfly and moth scales share the same basic architecture, but various elements of this architecture are particularly complex in those scales that exhibit structural colors. These elements include the scales' ridges and their associated lamellae and microribs, and the trabeculae, the pillars normally that act as spacers within scales. The additional ornamentation produces thin film, Tyndall blue or diffraction colors and represents a particularly striking example of precision in biological pattern formation.
H Ghiradella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3492-500     Citation Subset:  -    
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