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Butterflies boast ultrablack wings

Insects use optical trick to get the blackest black out of dark pigments.

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  1. Vukusic, P., Sambles, J. R. & Lawrence, C. R. Structurally assisted blackness in butterfly scales. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, published online, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0150 (2004).

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Hopkin, M. Butterflies boast ultrablack wings. Nature (2004).

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