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Jing-Ze Ma, Hong-Yu Lu, Xiao-Song Li, Yu Tian. Interfacial phenomena of water striders on water surfaces: a review from biology to biomechanics. Zoological Research, 2020, 41(3): 231-246. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.029
Citation: Jing-Ze Ma, Hong-Yu Lu, Xiao-Song Li, Yu Tian. Interfacial phenomena of water striders on water surfaces: a review from biology to biomechanics. Zoological Research, 2020, 41(3): 231-246. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.029

Interfacial phenomena of water striders on water surfaces: a review from biology to biomechanics

doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.029
Funds:  This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51425502)
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail: tianyu@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
  • Received Date: 2019-12-06
  • Accepted Date: 2020-03-20
  • Available Online: 2020-03-20
  • Publish Date: 2020-05-18
  • Water striders have intrigued researchers for centuries from the viewpoints of biology to biomechanics. In this review, we introduce the basic theories and techniques of physics and force measurement for biomechanical research into water striders. Morphological and behavioral traits of water striders are summarized and discussed from biomechanical perspectives, along with comparative study. This integrated review also highlights potential directions for studies on water-walking arthropods, which might inspire future biological and biomechanical research.

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