Wing scales provide lift: butterflies
The wings of butterflies gain lift because their scales point away from the leading edge of the wing, helping air flow smoothly over the wing.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|More efficient planes, ships, buses, and trucks.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: More efficient planes, ships, buses, and trucks.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Aviation, shipping, ground transportation