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Further Reading

This page lists papers and other resources on structural color in species not currently in this database, as well as writings on the general topic of structural color.

Structural Color

  1. Bechger, L., Lodahl, P., & Vos, W. L. (2005). Directional fluorescence spectra of laser dye in opal and inverse opal photonic crystals. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109(20), 9980-9988. DOI: 10.1021/jp047489t
  2. Saranathan, V., Seago, A. E., Sandy, A., Narayanan, S., Mochrie, S. G., Dufresne, E. R., Coa, H., Osuji, C. O., & Prum, R. O. (2015). Structural diversity of arthropod biophotonic nanostructures spans amphiphilic phase-space. Nano letters, 15(6), 3735-3742. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00201

Order Coleoptera

  1. Burresi, M., Cortese, L., Pattelli, L., Kolle, M., Vukusic, P., Wiersma, D. S., ... & Vignolini, S. (2014). Bright-white beetle scales optimise multiple scattering of light. Scientific reports, 4. DOI: 10.1038/srep06075
  2. Seago, A. E., Brady, P., Vigneron, J. P., & Schultz, T. D. (2009). Gold bugs and beyond: a review of iridescence and structural colour mechanisms in beetles (Coleoptera). Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6(Suppl 2), S165-184. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2008.0354.focus
  3. Sun, J., & Bhushan, B. (2012). Structure and mechanical properties of beetle wings: a review. RSC Advances, 2(33), 12606-12623. DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21276E

Family Buprestidae

Genus Chrysochroa

  1. Stavenga, D. G., Wilts, B. D., Leertouwer, H. L., & Hariyama, T. (2011). Polarized iridescence of the multilayered elytra of the Japanese jewel beetle, Chrysochroa fulgidissima. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 366(1565), 709-723. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0197

Order Lepidoptera

  1. Mika, F., Matějková-Plšková, J., Jiwajinda, S., Dechkrong, P., & Shiojiri, M. (2012). Photonic crystal structure and coloration of wing scales of butterflies exhibiting selective wavelength iridescence. Materials, 5(5), 754-771. DOI: 10.3390/ma5050754

Family Nymphalidae

Genus Greta

  1. Siddique, R. H., Gomard, G., & Hölscher, H. (2015). The role of random nanostructures for the omnidirectional anti-reflection properties of the glasswing butterfly. Nature communications, 6. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7909

Genus Morpho

  1. Berthier, S., Charron, E., & Da Silva, A. (2003). Determination of the cuticle index of the scales of the iridescent butterfly Morpho menelaus. Optics communications, 228(4), 349-356. DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2003.10.032
  2. Vukusic, P., Sambles, J. R., Lawrence, C. R., & Wootton, R. J. (1999). Quantified interference and diffraction in single Morpho butterfly scales. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 266(1427), 1403-1411. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1999.0794
  3. Yoshioka, S., & Kinoshita, S. (2004). Wavelength–selective and anisotropic light–diffusing scale on the wing of the Morpho butterfly. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 271(1539), 581-587. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2618

Genus Papilionidae

  1. Yoshioka, S., Fujita, H., Kinoshita, S., & Matsuhana, B. (2014). Alignment of crystal orientations of the multi-domain photonic crystals in Parides sesostris wing scales. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 11(92), 20131029. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2013.1029

Order Odonata

Family Nymphalidae

  1. Prum, R. O., Cole, J. A., & Torres, R. H. (2004). Blue integumentary structural colours in dragonflies (Odonata) are not produced by incoherent Tyndall scattering. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(22), 3999-4009. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01240

Non-Insect Arthropods

Class Arachnida

  1. Hsiung, B. K., Siddique, R. H., Jiang, L., Liu, Y., Lu, Y., Shawkey, M. D., & Blackledge, T. A. (2016). Tarantula‐Inspired Noniridescent Photonics with Long‐Range Order. Advanced Optical Materials. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201600599

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