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The properties of the visual system in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti

Schwarz, Sebastian; Narendra, Ajay; Zeil, Jochen

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The Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti shows remarkable visual navigational skills relying on visual rather than on chemical cues during their foraging trips. M. bagoti ants travel individually through a visually cluttered environment guided by landmarks as well as by path integration. An examination of their visual system is hence of special interest and we address this here. Workers exhibit distinct size polymorphism and their eye and ocelli size increases with head size. The ants...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62852
Source: Arthropod Structure and Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2010.10.003

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