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Caption: "Morpho butterfly scale iridescence. Light micrograph of the scales on the wing of a morpho butterfly (Morpho sp.), being rotated to show that their apparent blue colour is due to iridescence effects, and varies depending on the viewing angle, rather than the presence of a blue pigment (which would look the same from all angles). "

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Morpho butterfly scale iridescence

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