chapter  4
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Chemosensory regulation of feeding in the blowfl y: several studies after ‘The Hungry Fly’

ByMamiko Ozaki, Tadashi Nakamura

Insect taste sensilla are well suited for electrophysiological analysis (Figure 1) (Hodgson et al., 1955; Morita, 1969, 1992; Morita and Yamashita, 1959) and Vincent G. Dethier, a pioneer in insect taste research, in particular, described the electrophysiological properties of receptor neurones within the taste sensilla. His work on the blowfl y, Phormia regina, up until the 1970s is described in his book ‘The Hungry Fly’, which still provides many interesting seeds for future research.