Legs detect airborne vibrations: spiders
The legs of some spiders detect airborne vibrations of approaching insects thanks to specialized vibration-sensitive hairs, called trichobothria, on certain leg segments.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Highly efficient wind turbines due to blade surfaces that are extremely sensitive to shifts in wind direction.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Wind industry, high-tech manufacturing