Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

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

The Scientist Staff
Apr 26, 2017


(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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