Movie 2

Deflection of ovipositor towards the source of CO2. The movie shows the ovipositor getting deflected towards the micropipette tip (source of CO2) when CO2 is puffed in the background of control air. The ovipositor exhibits random very small deflections when exposed to blank air.

The insect ovipositor as a volatile sensor within a closed microcosm

Pratibha Yadav, and Renee M. Borges

Journal of Experimental Biology 2017. 220:1554-1557; doi: 10.1242/jeb.152777