What a difference a day makes … 2

Here I just wanted to show you how Chrysoexorista spp. loose their colour almost over night. This first photos show how the Chrysoexorista looked a few hours after it had been removed from the malaise trap alcohol and the last 3 show how it looks now:

2 thoughts on “What a difference a day makes …

  1. Reply yves Dec 2,2010 8:16 pm

    Hi Chris,
    This is interresting. If you rehydrate this specimen, how are its colours? Are they restored as metalic green?
    Cheers
    Yves

  2. Reply ChrisR Dec 2,2010 9:15 pm

    I haven’t had the courage to try rehydrating one yet … when I get a few more I will certainly do it though – first into alcohol to see if it brings back the green 😀

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