Living With Blackness


The bright colors of some insects are often the ones that capture our attention. Black can be dull and overlooked. However, black can be a sign of important biological processes. The color we see as black is caused by the absence of reflected photons. Black can indicate an area that is used for converting photons from the sun into heat. The most efficient photon collection areas will absorb the highest fraction of photons and reflect the least photons and the areas…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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