Imaging polarimetry of the circularly polarizing cuticle of scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Rutelidae, Cetoniidae)

@article{Hegeds2006ImagingPO,
  title={Imaging polarimetry of the circularly polarizing cuticle of scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Rutelidae, Cetoniidae)},
  author={R. Heged{\"u}s and G. Sz{\'e}l and G. Horv{\'a}th},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={46},
  pages={2786-2797}
}
The light reflected from the metallic-shiny regions of the cuticle of certain beetles belonging to the Scarabaeoidea is known since 1911 to be left-handed circularly polarized. Only photographs of a few selected species of scarabs, taken through left- and right-circular polarizers, have earlier been published. Through a right-circular polarizer these beetles appear more or less dark. This demonstration is, however, inadequate to quantitatively investigate the spatial distribution and the… Expand
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