Hairs of weevils produce metallic blue and green coloring by having fine, scaly structure.

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References

“Other insects, such as weevils, owe their magnificent sky blue or metallic green colours to a clothing of fine scaly hairs.” (Wootton 1984:140)

Book
Insects of the WorldBlandfordJune 1, 1972
Walter Linsenmaier

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Living System/s

Organism
WeevilsCurculionidaeFamily

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