Scientists unveil secret to strength in locust wings

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出版年:2012

出版社:Next Animation Studio

出版地:Taipei

集叢名:All about animals Natural and Social Science Animation.4,動物大觀園

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Insect wings are 10 times thinner than a human hair, yet they can withstand millions of cycles of rapid flapping in unfavorable conditions. Scientist Jan-Henning Dirks studied the S. gregaria, a long-distance flying desert locust, to discover the secret to insect wing strength. Dirks found that the membrane of the locusts’ wings is not as durable as was expected. Cross veins make the wings 50 percent more durable.