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Research Article

Experimental Studies and Dynamics Modeling Analysis of the Swimming and Diving of Whirligig Beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae)

  • Zhonghua Xu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhonghua Xu, Scott C. Lenaghan, Benjamin E. Reese

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  • Scott C. Lenaghan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhonghua Xu, Scott C. Lenaghan, Benjamin E. Reese

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  • Benjamin E. Reese equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhonghua Xu, Scott C. Lenaghan, Benjamin E. Reese

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  • Xinghua Jia,
  • Mingjun Zhang mail

    mjzhang@utk.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: November 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002792

About the Authors

Mingjun Zhang
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mjzhang@utk.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SCL MZ. Performed the experiments: SCL BER. Analyzed the data: SCL BER XJ MZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MZ ZX. Wrote the paper: SCL BER XJ MZ.