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Visual control of flight speed in honeybees

Baird, Emily; Srinivasan, Mandyam V; Zhang, Shao Wu; Cowling, Ann


Visual control of flight speed in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) was investigated by training them to fly through a specially constructed tunnel in which the motion, contrast and texture of the patterns lining the walls could be varied. Manipulation of pattern motion revealed that the speed of flight is controlled by regulating the image motion that is experienced by the eyes. Flight speed is surprisingly robust to changes in the contrast and/or spatial texture of the visual environment,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01818


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