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Pattern vision in honeybees (Apis mellifera): Flower-like patterns with no predominant orientation

Horridge, George Adrian; Zhang, Shao Wu


Flying honeybees (Apis mellifera) discriminate colour, pattern disruption (equivalent to flicker induced by self-motion) and orientation of edges, but they are unable to distinguish between a + and a x pattern of four bars arranged at right angles. We find that they cannot distinguish between the four bars arranged in a square and the same rotated by 45°, but the square is discriminated from the cross. Bees also distinguish between a symmetrical radial pattern and one of concentric circles,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/0022-1910(95)00021-L


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