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Mesozoic Insects Show Their True Colours

Mesozoic Insects Show Their True Colours A correspondent sent me THIS LINK. It tells of some remarkably well preserved insects of mid-Cretaceous age. They have been found in amber, recovered from a mine in Burma. Not only have the forms of the insects been preserved but also their colours. 
The colours are structural colour, formed by fine structures on their bodies which are small enough to interfere with visible light. And it is likely that the colours we see are the same as the colours the insects had in life. The original article (and more pictures) can be found HERE.

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