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The flying insect thoracic cuticle is heterogenous in structure and in thickness-dependent modulus gradation

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LogoMontana State University - Bozeman
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LogoMontana State University
The thorax is a specialized structure central to an insects ability to fly. In the thorax, flight muscles are surrounded by a thin layer of cuticle. The structure, composition, and material properties of this chitinous structure may influence the efficiency of the thorax in flight. However, these properties, as well... Show more
November 3, 2021
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