Firefly Cuticle Closeup. Click image for more info.

This image shows the misfit scales found on the lantern of the Photuris firefly. Researchers found that the sharp edges of the scales let out the most light.

Image Credit: Optics Express.

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  1. Fireflies Help LEDs Get Brighter | noribachi on January 11, 2013 2:32 PM

    […] Check out a detailed image of the firefly’s light enhancing scales here. […]

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