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What the honeybee sees: a review of the recognition system of Apis mellifera

Horridge, George Adrian


For many years, two opposing theories have dominated our ideas of what honeybees see. The earliest proposal based on training experiments was that bees detected only simple attributes or features, irrespective of the actual pattern. The features demonstrated experimentally before 1940 were the disruption of the pattern (related to spatial frequency), the area of black or colour, the length of edge, and the angle of orientation of a bar or grating. Cues discovered recently are the range, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Physiological Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/j.0307-6962.2005.00425.x


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