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how does a monarch butterfly chrysalis have gold dots on it? Answered

it looks metallic but I cant see how an insect could produce it?

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-02-06

Good question. It's complicated light scattering & pigmentation, this article does a reasonable job on an explanation:
animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/butterfly-colors2.htm

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Dumchicken (author)2011-01-15

someone made a book of evolushin as a joke not on purpose

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framistan (author)2010-02-06

If you read the link LEMONIE gave... you will be amazed. There is NO PIGMENT in the coloring!  Butterflies also....NO PIGMENT.... Hummingbird feathers also.... NO PIGMENT.  Now you have another question to answer.  Did this EVOLVE... or did God make it ? 

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sarge89or (author)Kiteman2010-02-14
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Kiteman (author)sarge89or2010-02-15

Rather than potentially start an argument in the wrong place, I suggest you start a topic on a science forum about that.  Don't forget to bring your evidence.

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