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Study: Beetle Iridescence is Form of Warning Coloration against Predators

Iridescence and gloss are usually associated with display, but can they also defend? In new research, scientists at the University of Bristol have tested naïve birds’ willingness to attack glossy and iridescent prey. Iridescence is a striking form of structural coloration in which hue and intensity vary with the angle of view or illumination. It […]

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