Antennal Mechanosensors Mediate Flight Control in Moths

@article{Sane2007AntennalMM,
  title={Antennal Mechanosensors Mediate Flight Control in Moths},
  author={S. Sane and Alexandre Dieudonn{\'e} and M. Willis and T. Daniel},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={315},
  pages={863 - 866}
}
  • S. Sane, Alexandre Dieudonné, +1 author T. Daniel
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Flying insects have evolved sophisticated sensory capabilities to achieve rapid course control during aerial maneuvers. Among two-winged insects such as houseflies and their relatives, the hind wings are modified into club-shaped, mechanosensory halteres, which detect Coriolis forces and thereby mediate flight stability during maneuvers. Here, we show that mechanosensory input from the antennae serves a similar role during flight in hawk moths, which are four-winged insects. The antennae of… CONTINUE READING
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