A lovely piece of work!
Transparent elytrons (wing covers) are fitted to lady beetles, so that the folding action can be observed as the wings are put away after the covers are closed.
"Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings"
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... heir-wings
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