Feel­ing fly

Focus-Science and Technology - - Megapixel -

I was very in­ter­ested to see the horse­fly listed as the fastest fly­ing in­sect in the March is­sue ( p78). We spend time in France and have th­ese in­sects fly into our con­ser­va­tory at very high speeds. They hit the win­dow with a great thump. Why are they not knocked out? What part of their body takes the im­pact?

Horned dark­ling bee­tle

shot by John Hallmén

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