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Video: The nano structures that gives the Blue Morpho Butterfly its majestic blue

The wings of a blue morpho butterfly are some of the most beautiful structures in nature. And guess what? it doesn’t contain any blue pigment!

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These wings does not contain a single blue pigment

 

The Blue Morpho butterfly gets its colour based on how its scales are structured (structural colour) at the nano level. UC Berkeley conducted a study to find out how Blue Morpho butterfly forms these special structures that covers their wing while still inside the pupa.

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These nano scales bends lights to give the Blue Morpho butterfly its majestic blue!

 

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Posted by Adnan the Traveller FB Community on Sunday, April 5, 2015