Astounding slo-mo videos of insects in flight

Adrian Smith is a bug nerd. The head of the Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, he studies insects and also creates digital media to share the wonder with the public. Above is his stunning slow motion video of "takeoff and flight sequences of insects spanning 8 different taxonomic orders captured at 3,200 fps!" Hit the YouTube link for scientific references and the full list of the insects, from plume moth to fishfly to lacewing.

(via Kottke)