Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

Thecla opisena butterfly wings get their unique luster from the crystalline structures in their scales (bottom right).

By The Scientist Staff | April 27, 2017

BODO WILTS

(See B.D. Wilts et al., “Butterfly gyroid nanostructures as a time-frozen glimpse of intracellular membrane development,” Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1603119, 2017.)

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