Control of moth flight posture is mediated by wing mechanosensory feedback

  title={Control of moth flight posture is mediated by wing mechanosensory feedback},
  author={Bradley H. Dickerson and Zane N. Aldworth and Thomas L. Daniel},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={2301 - 2308}
Flying insects rapidly stabilize after perturbations using both visual and mechanosensory inputs for active control. Insect halteres are mechanosensory organs that encode inertial forces to aid rapid course correction during flight but serve no aerodynamic role and are specific to two orders of insects (Diptera and Strepsiptera). Aside from the literature on halteres and recent work on the antennae of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta, it is unclear how other flying insects use mechanosensory… 

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