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The relation between pattern and landmark vision of the honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Horridge, George Adrian


This is an exploratory study which takes advantage of a new method to study the difference between discrimination of patterns and the use of landmarks by honeybees. The experiments examine the transfer of black and white cues between two-dimensional patterns that are seen ahead by the bees, and lateral landmarks on the walls of tunnels through which they fly, and vice versa. The Y-choice apparatus, in which freely Hying bees choose one of two targets from a fixed distance, was modified by...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/0022-1910(95)00118-2


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