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Keywords: bile pigmentsClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (10): 1731–1739.
Published: 15 May 2010
...Doekele G. Stavenga; Marco A. Giraldo; Hein L. Leertouwer SUMMARY The wings of the swordtail butterfly Graphium sarpedon nipponum contain the bile pigment sarpedobilin, which causes blue/green colored wing patches. Locally the bile pigment is combined with the strongly blue-absorbing carotenoid...