What colour were fossilised insects?

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What colour were fossilised insects?
« on: 12/09/2012 15:30:01 »
When we see a reconstruction of a prehistoric creature, perhaps in a book or on TV, the creator has usually made it very colourful, but how do we know what colour it should be?  Historically, we havenít and so, the creator has just made it up.  But Bristol scientist Maria McNamara has made a breakthrough that means she can now work out the colours of ancient fossilised insect remains.
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