The halteres of the blowfly Calliphora

@article{Nalbach2004TheHO,
  title={The halteres of the blowfly Calliphora},
  author={Gerbera Nalbach},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={173},
  pages={293-300}
}
  • G. Nalbach
  • Published 2004
  • Physics, Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
The movement of the halteres during fixed flight was video recorded under stroboscopic illumination phase coupled to the wing beat. The halteres swing in a rounded triangular manner through an angle of almost 80° in vertical planes tilted backwards from the transverse plane by ca. 30° (Figs. 1, 2).The physics of the halteres are described in terms of a general formula for the force acting onto the endknob of the moving haltere during rotations and linear accelerations of the fly (Eq. 1). On the… Expand

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