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Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian Myrmecia ants

Narendra, Ajay; Reid, Samuel; Greiner, Birgit; Peters, Richard; Hemmi, Jan; Ribi, Willi A.; Zeil, Jochen


Animals are active at different times of the day and their activity schedules are shaped by competition, time-limited food resources and predators. Different temporal niches provide different light conditions, which affect the quality of visual information available to animals, in particular for navigation. We analysed caste-specific differences in compound eyes and ocelli in four congeneric sympatric species of Myrmecia ants, with emphasis on within-species adaptive flexibility and daily...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1378


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