Operation of the alula as an indicator of gear change in hoverflies.

@article{Walker2012OperationOT,
  title={Operation of the alula as an indicator of gear change in hoverflies.},
  author={Simon M. Walker and Adrian Lloyd Thomas and Graham K. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 71},
  pages={1194-207}
}
The alula is a hinged flap found at the base of the wings of most brachyceran Diptera. The alula accounts for up to 10 per cent of the total wing area in hoverflies (Syrphidae), and its hinged arrangement allows the wings to be swept back over the thorax and abdomen at rest. The alula is actuated via the third axillary sclerite, which is a component of the wing hinge that is involved in wing retraction and control. The third axillary sclerite has also been implicated in the gear change… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 103 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

18 Figures & Tables

Topics

Statistics

020402012201320142015201620172018
Citations per Year

103 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 103 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.