Accession Number : ADA616934


Title :   Sensorimotor Integration of Antennal Positioning in Flying Insects


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Jun 2011-29 Dec 2014


Corporate Author : TATA INST OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH BANGALORE (INDIA)


Personal Author(s) : Sane, Sanjay J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA616934


Report Date : 23 Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : This research focuses primarily on insect flight. We look at this phenomenon from diverse angles. These include the physical study of flapping wing flight, neuro-physiological study of how sensory information is encoded, processed and decoded to provide flight motor responses, a behavioural study of flight responses to sensory stimuli, and during rapid aerial manoeuvre, and an ecophysiological study of how multi-sensory cues are used in natural behaviours, including foraging, ovipositioning and long-distance migrations. Such an eclectic approach is necessary for a deeper understanding of the physics and biology of insect flight, its role in evolution and its influence upon ecology. In keeping with this goal, our study is not focused on any one insect system but takes on a broadly comparative approach. We use hawk moths (epidoptera), various types of flies (Diptera), honey bees (Hymenoptera) etc. to study diverse flight-related questions.


Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS , *BEHAVIOR , *NEUROPHYSIOLOGY , *WINGED INSECTS , ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , BIOPHYSICS , DIPTERA , EVOLUTION(BIOLOGY) , FLIGHT MANEUVERS , HYMENOPTERA , LEPIDOPTERA , MIGRATION , NEURAL NETS , PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , STIMULI


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Biology
      Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE