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What Makes Insect Wings So Fragile Yet Tough?
Insect wings, whether belonging to a butterfly, mosquito or a dragonfly, appear to be composed of seemingly fragile material that could tear easily. Although insect wings are rather easy to puncture, researchers from Trinity College in Dublin found that insect wings are nevertheless quite durable. Researchers used the wings of the almost constantly airborne desert…Read More