An identical triclinic photonic crystal occurs within the green scales of two unrelated species of butterfly: Teinopalpus imperialis and Parides sesostris. A photonic band structure calculation is performed to determine if the structure is optimal.
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L. Poladian, M. Large, W. Padden, K. H. Lee, S. Wickham, and N. Beeton, "Is the photonic crystal in the butterflies T. imperialis and P. sesostris optimal?," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IThL6.
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