Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Flapping Flight

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3825

The most common form of insect flight, wherein flapping movement of the wings generates thrust and movement. Insects can produce forward flight and hovering flight. They can also glide, which is called passive flight.

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