Drosophila: To Infinity and Beyond
Drosophila: To Infinity and Beyond
Drosophila: To Infinity and Beyond
Drosophila: To Infinity and Beyond

insect flight
Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion
Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion
Amanda Heidt | Mar 1, 2021
Researchers across disciplines are adopting high-tech tools to better understand the kinematics and behaviors behind insect flight.
Free Fallin’: How Scientists Study Unrestrained Insects
Free Fallin’: How Scientists Study Unrestrained Insects
Amanda Heidt | Mar 1, 2021
Researchers are pulling from video games, sports broadcasting, meteorology, and even missile guidance technology to better investigate how insects have mastered flight.
Infographic: VR, Radar, and Other Tricks for Studying Insects
Infographic: VR, Radar, and Other Tricks for Studying Insects
Amanda Heidt | Mar 1, 2021
Researchers are getting creative to understand flight behavior in the fast-moving and tiny animals.
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Emily Makowski | Jan 2, 2020
Neuronal signal timing is crucial for muscle coordination during flight.
Image of the Day: Mosquito Flight Simulator
Image of the Day: Mosquito Flight Simulator
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 30, 2019
Carbon dioxide pumped into a bright chamber mimics a breathing host for the pest to target.
Image of the Day: On the Wing
Image of the Day: On the Wing
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 21, 2018
 A model helps recapitulate the geometric patterning of insect wings.
Fruit Fly Flight Tactics
Fruit Fly Flight Tactics
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 14, 2014
High-speed cameras capture the remarkable in-flight maneuvers fruit flies use to avoid predators.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.