Chemical plug prevents mating: butterfly
The mating apparatus of male butterflies prevents other males from mating with a female by producing a chemical plug.
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|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Plugging apparatus for leaks such as in oil pipelines, radiators.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Plugging apparatus for leaks such as in oil pipelines, radiators.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Mining, transportation