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Experiment in swarm communication: Culicomorpha

Experiment in swarm communication: Culicomorpha

Meïer, Robin, Feugère, Lionel ORCID: 0000-0003-0883-5224, Gibson, Gabriella and Cenno, Aurélie (2023) Experiment in swarm communication: Culicomorpha. [Video]

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In 1861, the entomologist Osten-Sacken refers to a Cuban naturalist who once told him that whenever the note ‘A’ was played by a band, the swarm of mosquitoes hovering over his head suddenly flew downward toward his face. More recently, during their research on mosquitoes and chironomids, scientists Lionel Feugère and Gabriella Gibson also noticed how these insects react to the sound of their voices. A musical relationship unfolds as night falls on the marshes of Northward Hill in northern Kent. A Short film by Robin Meier. Photography by Aurélie Cenno.

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: chironomids; mosquitoes; Culicomorpha; swarms; voice; science-art; RSPB; marches; Thames; sounds; bioacoustics
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 08:35

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