Flight Orientation Behaviors Promote Optimal Migration Trajectories in High-Flying Insects

@article{Chapman2010FlightOB,
  title={Flight Orientation Behaviors Promote Optimal Migration Trajectories in High-Flying Insects},
  author={J. Chapman and R. Nesbit and L. Burgin and D. Reynolds and A. Smith and D. Middleton and J. K. Hill},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327},
  pages={682 - 685}
}
Not at the Mercy of the Wind How can insects that migrate at high altitudes on fast-moving winds influence their direction of migration, when wind speeds typically exceed their self-propelled air speeds by a factor of three or four? Using automated vertical-looking entomological radar systems, Chapman et al. (p. 682) show that compass-mediated selection of favorable tailwinds, and partial correction for crosswind drift, are widespread phenomena in migrant insect species. Specialized flight… Expand
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