Hindleg targeting during scratching in the locust

  title={Hindleg targeting during scratching in the locust},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={200 Pt 1},
  • Matheson
  • Published 1997 in The Journal of experimental biology
Intact locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) respond to tactile stimulation of their folded wings with rhythmic scratching movements of the ipsilateral hindleg that are directed towards the site of stimulation. For example, sites near the base of a wing elicit anteriorly directed scratches, whereas sites near the distal end of a wing elicit posteriorly directed scratches. Locusts also scratch in response to tactile stimulation of a wing that is held outstretched in a posture similar to that normally… CONTINUE READING