Structure and kinematics of the prosternal organs and their influence on head position in the blowfly Calliphora erythrocephala Meig.


The blowfly Calliphora has a mobile head and various, presumably proprioceptive, sense organs in the neck region. The “prosternal organs” are a pair of mechanosensory hair fields, each comprising ca. 110 sensilla. We studied their structure (Figs. 2–4), kinematics (Figs. 5, 6) and, after surgery, their influence on head posture (Figs. 7–11) in order to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00194581

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