This is the diamond weevil, or Chrysolopus spectabilis. This week, an article in Royal Society journal has shown the true iridescence of the insect’s beautiful wings, as these Dutch and German researchers found that each pit (shown of the top right) is lined with scales (bottom right) with a structure similar to a diamond. This team utilized electron micrographs (middle right) to confirm their previously proposed “photonic crystal” structure (bottom left).  (via)

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