Experiments on the Flight of the Hummingbird Moth

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Title
Experiments on the Flight of the Hummingbird Moth
Alternative Title
Experimente zum Flug des Taubenschwänzchens
Author
Contributors
Jürgen Weiss (Kamera)
License
CC Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal and non-commercial purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
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IWF Signature
B 2011
Publisher
Release Date
1998
Language
English
Producer
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF)
Production Year
1992

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IWF Technical Data
Video ; F, 12 min

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Abstract
This diurnal hawksbill moth sucks nectar from blossoms while hovering. In experiments, it can be easily trained to go artificial blossoms with honey water. Finely ground particles of balsa wood are swept along in the air current and mark atmospheric vortices and acceleration. High-speed photography with 2500 and 5000 frames per second.
Keywords flight / Sphingidae flight / Insecta hovering flight nectar harvesting Sphingidae Macroglossum stellatarum hummingbird moth hummingbird hawk-moth
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