Skip to main content

The Olfactory Guidance of Flying Insects. III. A Technique for Observing and Recording Flight Paths

  • F. E. Kellogg (a1) and R. H. Wright (a1)

It has been suggested (Wright, 1958) that attractants or repellents for insects which normally fly to their destination should be tested against insects that are in flight during the tests. Moreover, the conditions of the flight should be as nearly natural as possible. This requires that the observation chamber should be large (to minimize wall effects), the illumination should be controllable, and the air movement and the odorous or other signals should be presented in a natural way. Finally, the movements of the insects should be recorded in three dimensions, and in as much detail as possible.

Hide All
Wright, R. H.. 1958. ’The Olfactory Guidance of Flying Insects”. Can. Ent. 90: 8189.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

The Canadian Entomologist
  • ISSN: 0008-347X
  • EISSN: 1918-3240
  • URL: /core/journals/canadian-entomologist
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed