[Syrphidae] wing speed

Gilbert Francis Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Oct 26 08:55:37 BST 2007

There are more than 50 determinations of wing-beat frequencies in the
literature, ranging between 110 and 330 Hz


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Subject: [Syrphidae] wing speed

Hi all,

Via my website I received the following interesting question from

"I would like to find out if it is true that the wing flight speed of a
syrphid can achieve 5 ms which means - 200 per second?"

...anyone has an answer on this? I guess there is a range.

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