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University of Washington

Fruit Fly Evasive Maneuver

Caption: Time lapse images from a high speed video shows how a fruit fly startled by a looming shadow (off camera at the bottom right) performs a rapid roll to bank away from the threat.

Credit: F. Muijres, University of Washington

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