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The typical flight performance of blowflies: measuring the normal performance envelope of Calliphora vicina using a novel corner-cube arena.

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Despite a wealth of evidence demonstrating extraordinary maximal performance, little is known about the routine flight performance of insects. We present a set of techniques for benchmarking performance characteristics of insects in free flight, demonstrated using a model species, and comment on the significance of the performance observed. Free-flying blowflies (Calliphora vicina) were filmed inside a novel mirrored arena comprising a large (1.6 m1.6 m1.6 m) corner-cube reflector using a sin...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0007852

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Bomphrey, R
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BBC5185731
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Funding agency for:
Walker, S
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GR/S23049/01
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Funding agency for:
Taylor, G
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204513
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
11
Article number:
e7852
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
209873

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