Pachyrhynchus by robv


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
January 4th, 2014  
Beetle jewelry.
January 4th, 2014  
Very pretty!
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.
January 8th, 2014  
Awesome shot and explanation.
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 !
May 28th, 2014  
Pretty dang interesting!
June 30th, 2014  
INteresting, and thanks so much for the bug info.
July 4th, 2014  
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