Organs of Equilibrium in Flying Insects

@article{Wigglesworth1946OrgansOE,
  title={Organs of Equilibrium in Flying Insects},
  author={V. Wigglesworth},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1946},
  volume={157},
  pages={655-655}
}
IN a recent unpublished lecture to the Cambridge Natural History Society on analogies between insects and aeroplanes, Mr. J. W. S. Pringle pointed out that many insects lack inherent stability ; equilibrium during flight being maintained by appropriate displacements of the wings. Their difficulties are greatest when only a single pair of wings is present. It is in such insects (Diptera, in which the forewings alone are functional, and Strepsiptera with functional hindwings only) that the… Expand
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