MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: How do flies (diptera) Flip upside down in mid-flight?

Date: Thu Feb 17 21:47:56 2000
Posted by M.X.
Grade level: undergrad School: U. of Fla.
City: Gainesville State/Province: Fl Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 950845676.Zo

I know that dipterans use their halteres as "balancers" in flight. Do they 
use these to invert themselves while in flight. If so, is it by gyrating 
one in one direction, and the other in the opposite direction?

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