Pachyrhynchus

Another beetle, this is a weevil in the genus Pachyrhynchus. The dots are made up of photonic crystalline arrays, similar in structure and appearance to opals. A stack of 20 images processed with Zerene Stacker and Topaz Clarity plugin in PS5.
Cool shot
posted January 4th, 2014  
Beetle jewelry.
posted January 4th, 2014  
Very pretty!
posted January 4th, 2014  
there is a group of men high up in the Mountains of PNG that wear beetle shells in their huge hats. Awesome stuff.
posted January 8th, 2014  
Awesome shot and explanation.
posted May 11th, 2014  
Humans thought they were pretty clever when they came up with photonic crystals, but, as usual, Nature was there first. Great photo !
posted May 28th, 2014  
Pretty dang interesting!
posted June 30th, 2014  
INteresting, and thanks so much for the bug info.
posted July 4th, 2014  
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