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Butterfly wing clap explains mystery of flight

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210121132059.htm

The fluttery flight of butterflies has so far been somewhat of a mystery to researchers, given their unusually large and broad wings relative to their body size. Now researchers have studied the aerodynamics of butterflies in a wind tunnel. The results suggest that butterflies use a highly effective clap technique, therefore making use of their unique wings. This helps them rapidly take off when escaping predators.

"The shape and flexibility of butterfly wings could inspire improved performance and flight technology in small drones," he continues

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