Balance, Hearing, and More: Why Some Wasps Have Fat Lower Legs

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The fat lower legs that dangle below flying wasps in the family Gasteruptiidae turn out to be filled with insect fat body, and they may play key roles in flight dynamics, detecting vibrations from prey, and even detoxification.

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