Insect Wings

3 minutes to read | Updated for 2018

Butterfly Wings

Are insect wings as complex as the wings of birds? Surprisingly, they are often more sophisticated. What do falcons, butterflies, and bats all have in common? If you said that they could fly, you are correct. Along with most birds and bats, 90% of insects have the remarkable ability to fly.

Insect wings are often more complex and sophisticated than the wings of birds or bats. Insects rely on their wings for survival. Camouflage is a key aspect contributing to the continued existence of insects. Wings are also used for attracting mates. Grasshoppers and katydids exhibit this behavior when rubbing their forewings with their hind legs.

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