Insects In Flight


A colorful grasshopper captured midflight in South Africa.
Photo: Ernest Porter/Caters News

Insect flight is a marvel to behold. The variety of wing structures and adaptations for flight are fascinating. High speed photography can capture the flight process and enhance studies of the varieties of ways insects can move through the air. Ernest Porter/Caters News has published a series of photos depicting several insects in flight. These photos capture the beauty of flight and provide an image for study, contemplation and raising questions. For example, in this photo of a flying grasshopper, we can appreciate its beautiful warning coloration and also ask, “Why is its left leg extended?”.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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