Scientists view insect wings against black background, discover previously unrecognized stable iridescent patterns that are likely used in signaling

Shetsova et al. 2011. “Stable structural color patterns displayed on transparent insect wings.” PNAS vol. 108 no. 2 668-673. 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1017393108 

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/2/668.full

Summary: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/insect-wing-color/

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