Accession Number:

AD0819933

Title:

LABORATORY STUDIES OF MOSQUITO FLIGHT: 1. A FLIGHT MILL SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Technical manuscript

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A flight mill system is described for the quantitative assessment of mosquito flight performance under controlled laboratory conditions. The system includes a device which insures uniform attachment and orientation of mosquitoes to flight mill arms. Attachment and orientation of the mosquito prior to flight are second only in importance to the over-all efficiency of the flight mill itself. Data-recording equipment accurately measures the distance flown, the flight duration, and the speed of mosquito flight.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE