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Science 315 (5813): 771-772

Copyright © 2007 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Antennae as Gyroscopes

R. McNeill Alexander

Moths use their antennae as part of a motion sensing system that ensures stable flight.

The author is in the Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. E-mail: r.m.alexander{at}

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