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The power-speed relationship is U-shaped in two free-flying hawkmoths (Manducasexta)

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A flying animal can minimize its energy consumption by choosing an optimal flight speed depending on the task at hand. Choice of flight speed can be predicted by modelling the aerodynamic power required for flight, and this tool has previously been used extensively in bird migration research. For insects, however, it is uncertain whether any of the commonly used power models are useful, as insects often operate in a very different flow regime from vertebrates. To investigate this, we measured...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rsif.2017.0372

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0000-0003-1038-8953
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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0000-0001-8172-8121
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0000-0002-1757-0945
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Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Interface Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
134
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Article: 20170372
Publication date:
2017-09-27
Acceptance date:
2017-08-11
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
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pubs:733018
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uri:0ed26973-7c9d-4df4-86c3-a20220ebf5b2
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uuid:0ed26973-7c9d-4df4-86c3-a20220ebf5b2
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pubs:733018
Paper number:
134

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