A reappraisal of insect flight towards a distant point source of wind-borne odor

@article{David1982ARO,
  title={A reappraisal of insect flight towards a distant point source of wind-borne odor},
  author={Christian David and John S. Kennedy and A. R. Ludlow and J. N. Perry and Conard Wall},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1982},
  volume={8},
  pages={1207-1215}
}
This communication reappraises the behavioral evidence concerning insect flight toward a point source of wind-borne odor in the light of meteorological information not yet considered in this context. The horizontal tracks of puffs of smoke from a generator in the open air were videorecorded and found to continue along nearly straight lines from the source for at least 25 m, while the shifting wind direction caused the plume formed by the succession of puffs to “snake” to and fro. It is inferred… CONTINUE READING

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