Tuesday , August 16 2022

Why do steamers have strips? Perhaps to throw insects off


LONDON – Zebra strips are quiet – especially for insects.

That is the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California in Davis who wore horses in black and white clothes coats to help determine why zebra gets strips.

The researchers found that horse holidays landed on the bedecked horses less frequently than those without the strip coats. They say that this provides evidence that zebra strips protect against insects that can suck blood that spreads diseases.

Martin How, a member of the team from the University of Bristol said, "strokes may wear the insects in some way once they are close enough to see them low resolution eyes. "

The research is reported in the Public Library of Science magazine UN.

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