Fly wing surface, SEM

Fly wing surface, SEM

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fly wing surface, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Flies beat their wings hundreds of times per second while in flight. The ridges and hairs on a fly's wing affect the flow of air over the wing, helping the fly to control its movements through the air.

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