A model for the viscous interaction between filiform hairs on the cricket cercus was previously introduced by Cummins et al. [1]. This model simulates hair movement for a small group of arbitrarily positioned hairs stimulated by axial air flow along the cercus by calculating the perturbed boundary layer surrounding the hairs. In order to solve the perturbation calculation, Cummins et al. [1] introduce a simplification. However, this approximation introduces non-negligible error into the boundary conditions of the problem. A method of iterative refinement is presented in this paper that results in a more accurate approximation to the perturbed boundary layer. The changes to the predictions given in the previous paper are discussed.

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