Tiny feather wing beetle reveals new way to fly

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Tiny feather wing beetle reveals new way to fly

Flying is a tricky business, but when you are less than a millimetre long, things get even tougher. At such tiny scales the physics of flight changes, and yet insects have evolved strategies to fly in miniature. In this Nature video, we zoom in on new research which is revealing the never-before-seen flight tactics of a species of feather wing beetle.

Research Article: Novel flight style and light wings boost flight performance of tiny beetles



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