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What Gives the Morpho Butterfly Its Magnificent Blue?

December 9, 2016

If you haven’t seen the PBS Deep Look series, now’s your chance.

What does it mean to be blue? The wings of a Morpho butterfly are some of the most brilliant structures in nature, and yet they contain no blue pigment — they harness the physics of light at the nanoscale. Structural colors create the brilliant gorget of a Hummingbird as well as the Morpho’s wing.

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