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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (15): jeb243867.
Published: 2 August 2022
... morphometrics: Shared ancestry and selection drive the evolution of wing size and shape in Morpho butterflies . Evolution 70 , 181 - 194 . 10.1111/evo.12842 Combes , S. A. and Dudley , R. ( 2009 ). Turbulence-driven instabilities limit insect flight performance . Proc. Natl. Acad...
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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (4): jeb243021.
Published: 18 February 2022
... of head and thorax movements of bumblebees freely flying in a cluttered environment shows they stabilize their head, which aids in obstacle detection, while their thorax performs evasive roll manoeuvres to avoid collisions. Collision avoidance Flight control Insect flight Neuroethology Obstacle...
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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (1): jeb242872.
Published: 11 January 2022
... Article: Wing damage in house flies progresses according to a logistic function, albeit with large inter-individual differences; animals can still fly with two-thirds of wing area remaining. Insect flight Loss of wing area Locomotor capacity Musca domestica Agence Nationale de la...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (23): jeb228254.
Published: 3 December 2020
... information from the skylight 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...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (15): jeb221499.
Published: 13 August 2020
... overlap-and-fling maneuver is employed by smaller pteropod species or juvenile C. atlantica individuals swimming at Re characteristic of tiny insect flight. The need for such extreme and complex wing deformation may possibly limit use of the overlap-and-fling maneuver to somewhat larger wing sizes...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (13): jeb215327.
Published: 2 July 2020
... balteatus Insect flight Body orientation Halteres A classical approach to studying the righting reflex consists of dropping an animal into free fall with its legs pointing upwards. The animal will tend to rotate its body along its body axis and land on its legs. Some well-known experiments have...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (11): jeb210104.
Published: 8 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...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (21): jeb203455.
Published: 6 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...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (4): jeb187211.
Published: 19 February 2019
... 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 ; Muijres et al., 2014 ). This aerial success hinges partly on flies...
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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
...@ncbs.res.in ) 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: 1 December 2016
... 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 of bristles. In particular, small changes in the angle of attack, G / D...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (21): 3384–3390.
Published: 1 November 2016
... habitats. We examined the effect of wing flexibility on insect flight stability by comparing the forward flight performance of bumblebees with naturally flexible wings and with artificially stiffened wings, in both smooth flow and fully mixed, free-stream turbulence. We artificially stiffened bumblebee...
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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. Bumblebees landing on flowers in wind, however, do not follow this pattern; they do not reduce their speed smoothly – in fact, they do not reduce...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (4): 535–543.
Published: 15 February 2016
....   199 , 2085 - 2104 . Dickinson , M. H. , Lehmann , F.-O. and Sane , S. P. ( 1999 ). Wing rotation and the aerodynamic basis of insect flight . Science   284 , 1954 - 1960 . 10.1126/science.284.5422.1954 Dudley , R. ( 1990 ). Biomechanics of flight in neotropical...
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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
... 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 Locomotion during...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2728–2737.
Published: 1 September 2015
... environmental complexity affects and limits locomotion is thus key to understanding the ecology and evolution of animals whose fitness is tied to movement through natural environments. Insect flight Collision avoidance Bombus impatiens Clutter Environmental complexity Locomotion...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (2): 290–298.
Published: 15 January 2014
.... , Podolsky   R. J. ( 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...
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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...