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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