Some aspects of wing kinematics in Calopteryx splendens (Harris) (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae)
Odonatologica , Volume 5 - Issue 2 p. 119- 127
Wing beat frequency, wing tip curves during first stroke cycle, and ipsilateral wing coordination in C. splendens are described. Characteristics of wing kinematics in this species are: constant beat frequency, irregular wing tip curves, and the specific type of wing coordination. Ipsilateral wings do not alternate. They are prevented from colliding by beating in phase, with the forewing leading in the upstroke.
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