Science | Research uncovers the amazing structures of butterfly wings
by Julie Borg
Posted 2/13/20, 05:08 pm
Scientists once thought butterfly wings were just a pair of lifeless membranes. But now researchers from Columbia and Harvard universities have discovered a complex system of living structures hidden beneath the insect’s colorful scales. Their study, published Jan. 28 in Nature Communications, illustrates the divine design in the wings’ dainty flutter.