Odor-modulated upwind flight of the sphinx moth, Manduca sexta L.

  title={Odor-modulated upwind flight of the sphinx moth, Manduca sexta L.},
  author={Mark A. Willis and Edmund A. Arbas},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
1. Male and female Manduca sexta flew upwind in response to the odor of female sex-pheromone gland extract or fresh tobacco leaf respectively, and generated very similar zigzagging tracks along the odor plume. 2. After loss of odor during flight, males and females alike: (1) first flew slower and steered their flight more across the wind, then (2) stopped moving upwind, and finally (3) regressed downwind. 3. Males flying upwind in a pheromone plume in wind of different velocities maintained… CONTINUE READING
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