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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (23): jeb228254.
Published: 03 December 2020
... 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
... wings, the swimming 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...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (13): jeb215327.
Published: 02 July 2020
... a rolling manoeuvre; reorientation is achieved within 6 wingbeats and hoverfly head rotation follows that of their body after a time lag of 16 ms. Syrphidae Episyrphus balteatus Insect flight Body orientation Halteres The righting reflex in animals has been investigated in a long...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (11): jeb210104.
Published: 08 June 2020
...-licence-1-1/ Summary: When flying in a flight mill, 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...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (21): jeb203455.
Published: 06 November 2019
... knockdown in locust flight muscle prevents extended flight activity. RNAi Fatty acid binding protein Insect flight Lipid transport For many centuries, locusts have inflicted severe damage to human populations in African and Asian countries. Every few years, when weather conditions are...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (4): jeb187211.
Published: 19 February 2019
... levitated (MAGLEV) flight 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...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (19): 3499–3507.
Published: 01 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 The...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (8): 1382–1395.
Published: 15 April 2017
... insects. 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...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (23): 3759–3772.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of clap and fling in thrips have shown that the distance between the wings at the beginning of fling varies from about 1/4 to 1/10 of the chord length ( Santhanakrishnan et al., 2014 ). The results of this simple study can be used to generate new questions about small-insect flight and the role...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (21): 3384–3390.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 2015 17 8 2016 © 2016. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2016 http://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Summary: Flexibility of the 1m-cu resilin joint in bumblebee ( Bombus impatiens ) wings improves stability in forward flight. Insect flight Morphology...
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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 The...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (4): 535–543.
Published: 15 February 2016
... , M. H. and Götz , K. G. ( 1996 ). The wake dynamics and flight forces of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster . J. Exp. Biol.   199 , 2085 - 2104 . Dickinson , M. H. , Lehmann , F.-O. and Sane , S. P. ( 1999 ). Wing rotation and the aerodynamic basis of insect flight...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (21): 3508–3519.
Published: 01 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: 01 October 2015
... control of appendages allows flies to trim out imbalances in moment generation caused by wing damage and abnormal asymmetries of the flight apparatus.  Aerodynamics Body appendages Drosophila Free flight Insect flight Locomotion Moment control Moments of inertia Posture stability...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2728–2737.
Published: 01 September 2015
...; this is not due to the scaling of acceleration performance, however, and may be driven by the allometry of collision avoidance. Insect flight Collision avoidance Bombus impatiens Clutter Environmental complexity Locomotion Natural environments are highly variable over space and...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (2): 290–298.
Published: 15 January 2014
.... Competing interests The authors declare no competing financial interests. 29 5 2013 18 9 2013 © 2014. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2014 Asynchronous muscle Work loops Insect flight Wing stroke amplitude Wing beat frequency Muscle tension Muscle stiffness...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (18): 3388–3394.
Published: 15 September 2013
... the total kinetic energy 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...
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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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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (17): 3369–3380.
Published: 01 September 2013
... final version of the manuscript. COMPETING INTERESTS No competing interests declared. 4 3 2013 14 5 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 Locusta migratoria insect flight loom collision avoidance motor control Flying animals are...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (4): 641–655.
Published: 15 February 2013
... ). The Biomechanics of Insect Flight . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Faivre   O. , Juusola   M. ( 2008 ). Visual coding in locust photoreceptors . PLoS ONE   3 , e2173 . Fotowat   H. , Gabbiani   F. ( 2007 ). Relationship between the phases of sensory and...
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