A few days back ,I saw ants near the door and an insect with wings that i belive the Queen ant (motionless).
Then I saw that the wings were different there were colourless patches in some area . First time in my life I wilfully plucked a wing ,gave me chills though it was dead .
Ran into the house took the foldscope,made a slide,observed it
Where the wing was joined to the body
The most shocking this I noticed was that the wings had hairs in them, Ive never thought about such thing or was tought but I remembered hearing it somewhere long back.
Then I googled it ,found that unlike aeroplane bodies (outside) ,cars these wings need friction for the air to stick with their hairs thus increased friction and makes more powerful vortex I guess?
But one thing I noticed was that the transparent patches I said didn’t have any hairs seems this may pointing that the ant was old maybeee??
This really gave me a new tought about aerodynamics for flying.
Came back for a final confirmation that was really Queen ant,saw my mom was about to finish brooming outside.
Things I learnt
1.most insect wings seems to have hairs
2.how a insect flies ,vortex types
3.Use of friction for flying
Came to know about magnus effect somehow while surfing.