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Why do insects always die on their back?

Asked by FireMadeFlesh (14612 points ) 2 months ago

When an insect is poisoned, they always seem to die on their back, and never on their feet or side. For a lot of them, the side is geometrically unstable, so I can understand that. But why not die on their feet? Are insects largely unstable and top heavy, or does the poison make them jump onto their back?

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