Shield and spoilers decrease lift in water: mayfly
Body of Ecdyonurus (mayfly) larvae decreases lift in flowing water by having a lowered head shield position and using its lower leg segments (femora) as spoilers.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Improving aerodynamics of land vehicles and efficiency of underwater vehicles.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Improving aerodynamics of land vehicles and efficiency of underwater vehicles.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation