Wonder of Nature: How a Butterfly Flies, Scientists Solve Mystery
The fluttering of butterflies has long been a source of heartache for poets and a dilemma for scientists.
Researchers have had a hard time understanding how this fragile creature flies with its large but insufficient wings.
Now a new study has found that butterflies flutter their wings and clap at a certain angle, which puts pressure on the air and in response, this soft and delicate worm reaches its destination. The journey continues.
The research is published in the journal Royal Society Interface. Scientists say the method also helps protect butterflies from dangerous predators.