Reflection Measurements of Butterfly Wing Patterns

Photographs of the butterfly Albulina metallica (left: dorsal view, right: ventral view).Image courtesy of Kertez, K. et al. (see image credits)
Photographs of the butterfly Albulina metallica (left: dorsal view, right: ventral view).Image courtesy of Kertez, K. et al. (see image credits) Kertész, K., et al. "Photonic band gap materials in butterfly scales: A possible source of “blueprints”." Materials Science and Engineering: B 149.3 (2008): 259-265.
Photographs of the butterfly Albulina metallica (left: dorsal view, right: ventral view).Image courtesy of Kertez, K. et al. (see image credits)||| Photographs of the butterfly Albulina metallica (left: dorsal view, right: ventral view).Image courtesy of Kertez, K. et al. (see image credits)||| Kertész, K., et al. "Photonic band gap materials in butterfly scales: A possible source of “blueprints”." Materials Science and Engineering: B 149.3 (2008): 259-265.|||
Monday, 05 December 2016

Butterflies are known for their beauty and vivid color patterns.  Biologists are interested in measuring the reflectance of butterfly wings in the ultra-violet and visible ranges to better understand the species and its interaction with its ecosystem. Avantes systems can be used effectively for measuring such delicate biological samples.  Avantes recently did some testing with some customer provided samples and the results were quite impressive. Click here to see the results.

 

  

Image credits for feature image:

Photographs of the butterfly Albulina metallica (left: dorsal view, right: ventral view). Image courtesy of Kertez, K. et al. 

Kertész, K., et al. "Photonic band gap materials in butterfly scales: A possible source of “blueprints”." Materials Science and Engineering: B 149.3 (2008): 259-265.