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Why do insects always die on their back?

Asked by FireMadeFlesh (16538points) June 27th, 2014

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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