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Visual adaptations matched to temporal niche

Understanding how insects produce efficient and robust navigation necessitates a full understanding of the tight matching between the behaviour, sensory systems and the various niches that an individual (ecological, temporal … …) occupies. Here, Narendra et al show beautifully how the optical anatomy of individuals is related to caste, behaviour and temporal activity pattern.

“Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian Myrmecia ants”Ajay Narendra, Samuel F. Reid, Birgit Greiner, Richard A. Peters, Jan M. Hemmi, Willi A. Ribi and Jochen Zeil (2010) Proc Roy Soc B

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