ADVANTAGES OF CUTICLE IN ARTHROPODS

-Gives support particularly on land
-Protection from physical damage
-Provides an anchor for the muscles to internally, especially those involved in locomotion (including flight)
-Has a low density which is important for flying animals
-Flexible joints are possible  between segments
-Can be transparent in places allowing for example, entry of light into eyes and camouflage in water
-Elastic, these by providing suitable condition for flight and jumping
-Prevents desiccation on land by adding all layer of wax

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