Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prehistoric Beetles Show Their Colours

Colour can leave behind structural and chemical evidence in fossils and researchers have found that colours changed to become more redshifted during fossilization. A blue beetle would appear more green after fossilization and a yellow beetle more orange. Being able to reconstruct the insect's original colour accurately can give a lot of information about how a beetle lived, as colour can be used in communication, as a mating display or warning and in temperature regulation.
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