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Insects excrete waste in the form of uric acid. This is an evolutionary adaptation that is useful because uric acid

is very soluble in water, requiring no energy to be used in its formation

requires less water for disposal, thus reducing body mass for flight

is metabolically less expensive than other nitrogenous wastes

can be stored for longer periods of time than other nitrogenous wast

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    requires less water for disposal, thus reducing body mass for flight

    yea. thanks jk

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