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The Madagascar Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia madagascarensis) by Cody Hough, wikipedia: The amazing colors of the iridescent wings is due not to pigment, but to optical interference and light polarization. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19532506 #Madagascar_Sunset_Moth

The Madagascar Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia madagascarensis) by Cody Hough, wikipedia: The amazing colors of the iridescent wings is due not to pigment, but to optical interference and light polarization. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19532506 #Madagascar_Sunset_Moth

Madagascar Sunset Moth, it achieves its iridescence by refracting light off of microscopic scales on its wings

Madagascar Sunset Moth, it achieves its iridescence by refracting light off of microscopic scales on its wings

Closeup of the wing scales of the magnificent Madagascan Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus). The iridescent parts of the wings which make it so beautiful, actually do not contain any pigment; rather, the colors originate from optical interference

Closeup of the wing scales of the magnificent Madagascan Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus). The iridescent parts of the wings which make it so beautiful, actually do not contain any pigment; rather, the colors originate from optical interference

Madagascar Butterfly Photograph by Garry Gay - Madagascar Butterfly Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Madagascar Butterfly Photograph by Garry Gay - Madagascar Butterfly Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Daphnis Hübner (Oleander hawkmoth) Double Click on this Pin for information on Health, Wellness and Weightloss products.

Daphnis Hübner (Oleander hawkmoth) Double Click on this Pin for information on Health, Wellness and Weightloss products.

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