Flight Behavior of a Fly Alighting on a Ceiling

Science  24 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3530, pp. 609-610
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3530.609


Salient features in the maneuvers executed by a house fly (Musca domestica) in ascending to land on the underside of a horizontal surface have been observed in photographs exposed in a continuous-writing high-speed framing camera. Details of the action and the instrumentation required to record it are described.