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Head Movements in Flies ( Calliphora ) Produced by Deflexion of the Halteres

  title={Head Movements in Flies ( Calliphora ) Produced by Deflexion of the Halteres},
  author={David C. Sandeman and Hubert Markl},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Biology},
1.The heads of resting flies will twitch to the side if the haltere is deflected rapidly forwards. Head movements are always away from the stimulated haltere and do not occur if the haltere is deflected up, down or backwards. 2. The anatomy and action of the neck muscles is described. 3. Cobalt fills of the whole haltere nerve show that the sensory axons project to the neuropiles of the ipsi- and contralateral pro- and mesothoracic neuropiles, to the ipsilateral metathoracic neuropiles and to… 

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