The flight of wasps - Why side to side?

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The flight of wasps - Why side to side?
« on: 16/08/2003 13:18:16 »
Anyone noticed when wasps fly around they fly from side to side whereas other flies tend to fly in a more straight orientation, one of those things you wonder about...

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Re: The flight of wasps - Why side to side?
« Reply #1 on: 16/08/2003 15:08:36 »
I try to stay away from those critters no matter which way they're flying.  Why are they so damned mean?
 

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Re: The flight of wasps - Why side to side?
« Reply #2 on: 17/08/2003 01:21:48 »
Seasonal Flight Pattern of the Evaniid Wasp
Brachygaster minutus (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae)
- Parasitoid of Cockroach Egg Cases

http://www.fns.uniba.sk/~kzo/efc/EFC98-3-65.pdf

Hope that helps.
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Re: The flight of wasps - Why side to side?
« Reply #3 on: 04/07/2004 12:38:52 »
....Once thet get a dose of fly spray they fly far more sporadic than side by side..........but , I think you're right there Rich....I've noticed the same thing.

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