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Legs give moths a flying start

last modified May 01, 2015 01:02 PM

Professor Malcolm Burrows’ forthcoming paper (Journal of Experimental Biology) describes how moths use their legs to jump-start their flight.  This New York Times article describes the research with the help of new film of moth take-off.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/science/legs-not-wings-give-moths-a-flying-start.html