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Visual discriminations of spokes, sectors and circles by the honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Horridge, George Adrian


A new cue for visual discrimination by the honeybee has been demonstrated. Bees detected the position of the centre of symmetry of radial patterns of spokes, sectors, and circles relative to their point of choice in the learning process, irrespective of the pattern. When trained with one of these patterns versus a blank target, the bees discriminated a shift in the position of the centre of symmetry by as little as 5°, in some cases with unfamiliar test patterns. A pattern of spokes or rings...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2006.06.007


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