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Visual navigation in nocturnal insects

Author:
  • Eric Warrant
  • Marie Dacke
Publishing year: 2016-05-01
Language: English
Pages: 182-192
Publication/Series: Physiology
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: American Physiological Society

Abstract english

Despite their tiny eyes and brains, nocturnal insects have evolved a remarkable capacity to visually navigate at night. Whereas some use moonlight or the stars as celestial compass cues to maintain a straight-line course, others use visual landmarks to navigate to and from their nest. These impressive abilities rely on highly sensitive compound eyes and specialized visual processing strategies in the brain.

Keywords

  • Zoology

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Published
  • Lund Vision Group
  • ISSN: 1548-9213
Marie Dacke
E-mail: marie [dot] dacke [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Functional zoology

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