Flight and flight control by the antennae in the Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae L., Lepidoptera)

@article{Niehaus2004FlightAF,
  title={Flight and flight control by the antennae in the Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae L., Lepidoptera)},
  author={Monika Niehaus},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={145},
  pages={257-264}
}
  • M. Niehaus
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of comparative physiology
Summary1.Normal Small Tortoiseshells tethered to a flight mill fly up to 5 h (Figs. 1,3). Following flagellar amputation (Fig. 2), flight speed increases significantly by about 30% (Fig. 4). Increased flight speed persists when the amputated flagella are attached to the frons (Fig. 5), but normal flight speed is restored when the amputated flagella are reattached to the proximal antennal stumps (Fig. 6).2.Progressive amputation of parts of the flagella results in successive increases in flight… 

Flight and flight control by the antennae in the Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae L., Lepidoptera)

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