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Compound eye and ocellar structure for walking and ying modes of locomotion in the Australian ant, Camponotus consobrinus

Narendra, Ajay; Ramirez-Esquivel, Fiorella; Ribi, Willi A.

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Ants are unusual among insects in that individuals of the same species within a single colony have different modes of locomotion and tasks. We know from walking ants that vision plays a significant role in guiding this behaviour, but we know surprisingly little about the potential contribution of visual sensory structures for a flying mode of locomotion. Here we investigate the structure of the compound eye and ocelli in pedestrian workers, alate females and alate males of an Australian ant,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/104080
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep22331

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