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Visual systems for navigation

The compound eyes and ocelli of navigating insects provide information that is fundamentally tied to movement, thus some movements have to be compensated for because they might add noise to the sensory input. Other movements might be useful in providing structured information and are therefore part of an “active” visual system.

In this context, over the last 10 years Ajay Narendra has studied the interactions between visual systems, their ecological context and the behaviour of insects. Here we have two more great looking papers from Ajay and his work with Jochen Zeil.


Narendra, A., Ramirez-Esquivel, F., & Ribi, W. A. (2016). Compound eye and ocellar structure for walking and flying modes of locomotion in the Australian ant, Camponotus consobrinus. Scientific reports, 6.

Raderschall, C. A., Narendra, A., & Zeil, J. (2016). Head roll stabilisation in the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis: Implications for visual navigation.Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb-134049.

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