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- Dacke, Marie, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.5 pp. 343-351
- Bombus terrestris; eyes; flight; insects; risk; translation (genetics)
- ... Flying insects frequently navigate through environments of different complexity. In this study, buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) were trained to fly along tunnels of different widths, from 60 to 240 cm. In tunnel widths of 60 and 120 cm, bumblebees control their lateral position by balancing the magnitude of translational optic flow experienced in the lateral visual field of each eye. ...
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- Dacke, Marie, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.12 pp. 999-1006
- Bombus terrestris; flight; insect flight; insects; nests; vision
- ... Many insects rely on vision to find food, to return to their nest and to carefully control their flight between these two locations. The amount of information available to support these tasks is, in part, dictated by the spatial resolution and contrast sensitivity of their visual systems. Here, we investigate the absolute limits of these visual properties for visually guided position and speed con ...