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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (9): 1479–1496.
Published: 1 May 2003
.... The posterior edge of the plectrum has a radius of approximately 0.5 μm, which allows it to engage the 20 μm-tall teeth of the file. The plectrum is separated from the wing by a 0.5 μm-thick crescent that allows it to twist lengthways and thus disengage the file teeth. The sigmoid shape of the file allows...