Neuromechanical control of locomotion in larval Manduca sexta

Vaughan, Samuel Cordes

Larval Manduca sexta, the tobacco hornworm, are remarkable climbers and crawlers. They have evolved to navigate up, down, and across branched and highly variable terrain: tobacco plants. In order to maintain motion, they must have one or more motor strategies, but the must be able to move in virtually limitless orientations. They are also interesting because Manduca sexta are complete... read more

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