Cholesteric Liquid Crystal-Like Structure of the Cuticle of Plusiotis gloriosa

Science  12 May 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4035, pp. 678-680
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4035.678


The toroidal but parallel array of planes of unidirectionally oriented molecules believed to characterize cholesteric liquid crystals also gives rise to certain geometrical patterns. The reality of this structure is demonstrated by micrographic evidence.