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January 14th, 2009 at 11:29 am jwolf says:

That's pretty amazing, there.

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January 14th, 2009 at 11:38 am TopMonkey says:

That is a great video. And Admin, I don't believe for one moment you thought the shells were the wings...

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January 14th, 2009 at 12:14 pm bastian_1343 says:

Yeah, TMonkey, I doubt anyone having gone through kindegarten thought that.

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January 14th, 2009 at 12:22 pm nika says:

Beetles have two pairs of wings: elytra an alae- elytra are hard wings (forewings) and their purpose is to protect the alae (flying wings).
Like you can see in the video alae are neatly folded on the vein marks under elytra that need to be lifted so the flying wings can be used.

So what he referred to as a 'shell' technically *are* wings, but without a flying function.

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January 14th, 2009 at 12:27 pm cynnicysm says:

i love it when you talk nerdy to me.

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January 14th, 2009 at 9:11 pm assault_4150 says:

biology never really interested me and having read your comment nika. it still doesnt interest me. its probably due to the fact i had the worst biology teacher ever.

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January 14th, 2009 at 9:28 pm nika says:

If this video (and similar ones) didn't wake up the interest in you, then my words definitely won't. ;)

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January 14th, 2009 at 9:58 pm jwolf says:

Good job nika! You've got Google too?

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January 14th, 2009 at 10:02 pm nika says:

No, I got something much better. It's called a grey matter.

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January 14th, 2009 at 10:02 pm assault_4150 says:

no nika your words actually made me learn something new today. its just the biology part of it i hate.