By Brian Thomas, M.S.
How do butterfly’s wings shine? Like almost all other butterflies, the Morpho has wings covered with scales. Typically, pigmentation patterns across these scales generate wing colors, but a Morpho‘s scales deploy an additional feature.
On top of their scales, Morpho butterflies have countless tiny, tree-like structures with suspended branched arms that manipulate light waves. Spacing among the branches helps match targeted light-wavelengths, like blue for example. Repeated reflections of the same wavelength cause interference effects that, when viewed from certain angles, generate stunning iridescence.
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I finally shared, recently, why I have chosen the butterfly as the symbol for this blog and my gravatar. If interested read the comments in THIS BLOG POST.
This video is featured in my friend Manny’s blog post:
“Brilliant” and beyond words. A fitting description and symbol for the Wings of the Wind, Chris blessings, Kassey
“Brilliant” is a fitting description of another great post at the Institute for Creation Research’s blog site. And thanks for thinking that it is the right symbol for my blog, Kassey.
I’m so glad you liked it.
There are not enough words to describe these beautiful creatures. So out of place in a world going mad. They reflect the splendor of their creator.
There are not enough adjectives. The world is going downhill at a clip not unlike a runaway train.
Butterflies are evidence of a creator. They bring us pleasure. This post is just another reminder that our nation is teaching the wrong “religion” in our public schools.
God’s blessing’s my friend…
I was always fascinated by the blue butterfly in your avatar…
What a symbol of God’s grace that such a wonderful creature can survive the harshness of this world that is “wearing out like a garment.”
BTW…what a kind statement. I’m so glad we “ran into” one another this side of heaven.