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Unexpected Attraction of Polarotactic Water-Leaving Insects to Matt Black Car Surfaces: Mattness of Paintwork Cannot Eliminate the Polarized Light Pollution of Black Cars

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Degree of linear polarization d (average ± standard deviation, averaged to the whole surface area) of the three horizontal test surfaces (shiny black, matt black, matt grey) used in experiments 1 and 2 measured with imaging polarimetry in the red (650 nm), green (550 nm) and blue (450 nm) parts of the spectrum when sun- and skylight (Fig. S4I) or canopylight originating from trees and bushes (Fig. S4II) was reflected by the test surfaces.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103339.t001