Visually induced yaw movements in the flying locust,Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.)

  title={Visually induced yaw movements in the flying locust,Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.)},
  author={R. J. Cooter},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
Movement of a small object in the lateral visual field of a flying locust mounted on a balance induces a turning response expressed as a yaw towards the stimulus. Wing movements have been filmed (Figs. 2, 3, 4) and analysed in detail. During the response there are: 1. A transient shortening of wing beat period (Fig. 5), more marked and occurring earlier, in the forewings. 2. Fore and hindwing pairs move in phase at the start of the response. Contralateral wings tend to move out of phase, wing… CONTINUE READING
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