The Flight of the Bumblebee

Article 2 of 2 in the series The Humble Bumble Bee

Marvels of Creation | by | Volume 26, Issue 5 | September – October 2020

In reality, the aerodynamics of many insect wings, including those of bumblebees, have more in common with helicopter blades than with the fixed wings of conventional aircraft. Two pairs of wings attach to the thorax of the bee, but the wings on each side are joined with hooks, so that they…

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