Bombylius major egg shot

 

Bombylius_egg_290310_1504_anim_detail

Animation 20X retarded

Bombylius is rotating the body axis to get rid of the egg.

Bombylius_egg_shot_graph

Figure 1 : Body angle as a function of time.

The maximum angular acceleration is estimated to be 4000 rad/s2

 Bombylius females will lay eggs in every dark place. Here is an animation with the female shooting an egg in the shadow of a shoe. (animation 5X retarded.)

 

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