Natures wonders: cicada wings (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 18:43 (2410 days ago) @ David Turell

Keeping them clean is the result of the surface and jumping water droplets. The surface tension of water must play a role in droplet formation, so I think it is a combination of the amazing attributes of water and the evolution developed surface of the wings:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cicada-wings-self-cleaning


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