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3D crystals camouflage the Diamond Weevil with their super shine


This iridescent insect is Entimus imperialis, Brazil's diamond weevil, and scientists have now discovered that it's because of three dimensional photonic crystals that it has this incredible color. As you can see from the photograph above, and other photographs of the critter, it's marked by a black shell with… » 3/03/12 12:30pm 3/03/12 12:30pm