[ExI] blue bug

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat May 5 15:04:06 UTC 2018

It sounds like the blue coloration isn't caused by a blue pigment but by a
light interference effect produced by a orderly arrangement of microscopic
crystal structures on the bugs outer shell made by the virus. Is the blue
color iridescent, does its blue hue change when you look at it from
different angles? You might also try looking at it with polarized

The most intense blue coloration in the natural world comes from an African
plant called "Pollia fruit" and it does it by interference not pigment


​John K Clark​
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