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Neuroethology
J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (4): jeb243021.
Published: 18 February 2022
... orientation and rotation rates of the HCS and TCS planes were calculated with respect to the WCS following the roll–pitch–yaw Euler notation. This method has been extensively used in several studies involving insect flight (e.g. Ravi et al., 2016 ) and is identical to that described in other studies (e.g...
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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (1): jeb242872.
Published: 11 January 2022
... of box plots. Conventional quasi-steady aerodynamic theory in insect flight links lift production to wing area and characteristic wing velocity. Previous studies suggested maximum lift production in insects of twice the body weight ( Lehmann and Dickinson, 1998 ; Marden, 1987 ). We thus...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (23): jeb228254.
Published: 3 December 2020
... for steering. Insect flight Polarization vision Dorsal rim area Polarotaxis Navigation As a result of sunlight scattering in the atmosphere, the skylight is partially plane polarized and the celestial e-vectors are arranged in a concentric pattern around the sun ( Strutt, 1871 ; Wehner, 1997...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (15): jeb221499.
Published: 13 August 2020
... pteropod Cuvierina   atlantica generates thrust by using a novel cylindrical ‘overlap-and-fling’ maneuver twice during each wingstroke. Leading edge vortex Pteropod PIV Soft robotics Flexible Insect flight The aerodynamics of flapping flight by insects, birds and other organisms...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (13): jeb215327.
Published: 2 July 2020
... Episyrphus balteatus Insect flight Body orientation Halteres The righting reflex in animals has been investigated in a long series of experiments on vertebrates and invertebrates. Etienne-Jules Marey was the first author to describe in detail how cats orient themselves as they fall ( Marey, 1894...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (11): jeb210104.
Published: 8 June 2020
..., flies with constrained body pitch compensate external visual perturbations applied to their retinal slip by changing their flight speed. Visual control Optic flow Insect flight Locomotor constraint Flying insects rely heavily on retinal image motion to control their flight ( Borst et al...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (21): jeb203455.
Published: 6 November 2019
... of locust flight. I. Basic principles in insect flight. A critical review . Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B   239 , 415 - 458 . 10.1098/rstb.1956.0007 Wynant , N. , Verlinden , H. , Breugelmans , B. , Simonet , G. and Vanden Broeck , J. ( 2012 ). Tissue-dependence and sensitivity...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (4): jeb187211.
Published: 19 February 2019
... mill, is controlled by body pitch and a collection of wing kinematic variables. Insect flight Flapping flight Calliphora Helicopter model Flies are eminent miniature flyers that exercise stable and agile flight over a large flight envelop ( Beatus et al., 2015 ; Fry et al., 2003...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (19): 3499–3507.
Published: 1 October 2017
... found to voluntarily swing to assist with flight yaw rotation. Remote control of left–right turnings by inducing leg swings was demonstrated via a wireless electrical stimulator. Insect flight Neuromuscular stimulation Leg swing Remote radio control Physiology Electromyography...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (8): 1382–1395.
Published: 15 April 2017
.... Miniaturization Biomechanics Asynchronous muscles Insect flight Gear box Clutch mechanism Mechanical linkages Insects are by far the most successful metazoan taxa and represent over 60% of all animals on earth ( Zhang, 2013a ). With nearly a million species already described and putative estimates...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (23): 3759–3772.
Published: 1 December 2016
... questions about small-insect flight and the role of bristles. In particular, small changes in the angle of attack, G / D ratio and Reynolds number can have a large effect on the forces generated at the scale of tiny insects. Three-dimensional studies of a bristled wing would be an important next step...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (21): 3384–3390.
Published: 1 November 2016
... tests for a flapping wing model with a changeable camber using macro-fiber composite actuators . Smart Mater. Struct.   18 , 024008 . 10.1088/0964-1726/18/2/024008 Miller , L. A. and Peskin , C. S. ( 2009 ). Flexible clap and fling in tiny insect flight .   J. Exp. Biol.   212...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (18): 2819–2822.
Published: 15 September 2016
... influence on insect landing behavior and performance, with important implications for the design of micro aerial vehicles and the ecomechanics of insect flight. * These authors contributed equally to this work ‡ Author for correspondence ( james.crall@gmail.com ) Competing interests...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (4): 535–543.
Published: 15 February 2016
... and typical insect flight because of the problems it poses for vehicle or animal stability and control, L. helicina ‘flight’ suggests the opposite paradigm and that hyper-pitching could be incorporated into future MAV designs to passively provide aerodynamic benefits. However, difficulties in maintaining...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (21): 3508–3519.
Published: 1 November 2015
...Samuel C. Whitehead; Tsevi Beatus; Luca Canale; Itai Cohen ABSTRACT Flapping insect flight is a complex and beautiful phenomenon that relies on fast, active control mechanisms to counter aerodynamic instability. To directly investigate how freely flying Drosophila melanogaster control their body...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (20): 3295–3307.
Published: 1 October 2015
... of pitching manoeuvres in a freely flying hawkmoth (Manduca sexta) . J. Exp. Biol.   214 , 4092 - 4106 . 10.1242/jeb.062760 Combes , S. A. and Dudley , R. ( 2009 ). Turbulence-driven instabilities limit insect flight performance . Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.   106 , 9105 - 9108 . 10.1073...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2728–2737.
Published: 1 September 2015
... there is an alternative explanation (such as behavioral disposition to lateral movements) remains unclear. Roll-based, lateral maneuvers are also dominant in honeybee flight ( Boeddeker et al., 2010 ), so this may be a general feature of hymenopteran flight, or of insect flight more broadly; however, comparative data...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (2): 290–298.
Published: 15 January 2014
.... ( 1984 ). X-ray diffraction evidence for cross-bridge formation in relaxed muscle fibers at various ionic strengths . Biophys. J.   46 , 299 - 306 . Bullard   B. , Dabrowska   R. , Winkelman   L. ( 1973 ). The contractile and regulatory proteins of insect flight muscle . Biochem. J...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (18): 3388–3394.
Published: 15 September 2013
... removed from projectiles that escaped orb webs by breaking through the silk, asking whether more energy was removed at faster speeds. Over a range of speeds relevant to insect flight, the amount of energy absorbed by orb webs increases with the speed of prey (i.e. the rates at which webs are stretched...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (18): 3551–3563.
Published: 15 September 2013
...Gaëlle Bimbard; Dmitry Kolomenskiy; Olivier Bouteleux; Jérôme Casas; Ramiro Godoy-Diana SUMMARY Up to now, the take-off stage has remained an elusive phase of insect flight that was relatively poorly explored compared with other maneuvers. An overall assessment of the different mechanisms involved...
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