Table 2.

Summary of results for the 13 different samples of structurally colored butterfly scales examined

Family SpeciesObserved colorObserved peak hue (nm)Fourier predicted peak hue (nm)Prediction error (nm)TEM figuresReflectance and predicted spectra
Uraniidae
Urania fulgens Blue47347034A,B8A
Urania fulgens Green560590304C8B
Papilionidae
Papilio ulysses autocylus Blue475510354D,E8C
Papilio zalmoxis Blue4807402604F,G8D
Parides sesostris Green545530154H-J8E
Troides brookiana Green490510204K,L8F
Troides urvillianus Blue47547055A,B9A
Troides priamus hecuba Green585560255C9B
Lycaenidae
Celastrina ladon Violet375390155D9C
Callophrys dumetorum Green555570155E,F9D
Mitoura gryneus Green545520255G9E
Parrhasius moctezuma Blue495520255H9F
Nymphalidae
Morpho aega Blue500480205I9G