Found This About the Butterfly's Wing

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    ili Z.9
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    The wings of a butterfly are so fragile that even the weight of specks of dust or drops of moisture could make flying difficult.  Nevertheless, the wings stay clean and dry.  What is the butterfly’s secret?

    Researchers at Ohio S.U. studying the Giant Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho didius) found that although the insect’s wings look smooth to the naked eye, the surfaces are covered with minute overlapping scales that resemble tiles on a roof.  Even tinier parallel grooves on the surface of these scales cause dirt or drops of water to roll off with ease.  Engineers are seeking to copy the wing’s texture in order to make high-tech coatings for industry and medical equipment that are resistant to dirt and water.

    I am sure that you’ll agree that the butterfly was wonderfully designed!!


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    Wendy
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    I found this to be very surprising and interesting! Thank you for sharing the info with me!  :)


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    Stelios
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    Wow Ili, I’m so glad to stop on this thread.  How interesting.  I must pass this on to my grandchildren when we go looking for butterflies this summer.  Looks like one is never too old or too young to learn. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.


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