What Gives This Butterfly Species the Only Blue Wings in its Subtribe?

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Males of the butterfly species Mimeresia neavei feature blue, structurally colored wings, the only species in the Mimacraeina subtribe to do so. Researchers in Hungary credit M. neavei’s blue wings to a form of coloration found in several butterfly groups but not experimentally examined…

Source: Entomology Today

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