Rolling with the flow: bumblebees flying in unsteady wakes.


Our understanding of how variable wind in natural environments affects flying insects is limited because most studies of insect flight are conducted in either smooth flow or still air conditions. Here, we investigate the effects of structured, unsteady flow (the von Karman vortex street behind a cylinder) on the flight performance of bumblebees (Bombus… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.090845


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@article{Ravi2013RollingWT, title={Rolling with the flow: bumblebees flying in unsteady wakes.}, author={Sridhar Ravi and James D Crall and Alex Fisher and Stacey A. Combes}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2013}, volume={216 Pt 22}, pages={4299-309} }