Tyndall colors or scattering

(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Color of certain insects resulting from interference of light reflected by granules cast upon an absorbing layer of dark pigment beneath a more or less transparent cuticle; producing blue, green or white, depending upon the size of granules.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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