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Dual structural color mechanisms in a scarab beetle

Xu, Man; Seago, Ainsley; Sutherland, Tara D; Weisman, Sarah

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The cuticle of a Mycterophallus cetoniine scarab species displays both red iridescence due to a multilayer reflector mechanism and rainbow iridescence due to a superimposed diffraction grating mechanism. This is the first reported example of an animal possessing two independent classes of structural colors arising from interference at the wavelengths of visible light. In this work, the Mycterophallus cuticle is characterized by light microscopy, spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67492
Source: Journal of Morphology
DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10870

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