Flight control and landing precision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta is robust to large changes in light intensity

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Baird, Emily ; Fernandez, Diana C. ; Wcislo, William T. ; Warrant, Eric J. (2015)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Physiology, volume 6 (issn: 1664-042X, eissn: 1664-042X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4623526, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00305, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00305/full
  • Subject: Bombus terrestris | QP1-981 | light intensity | flight control | Physiology | Bombus | Original Research | neural summation | Megalopta
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Like its diurnal relatives, Megalopta genalis use visual information to control flight. Unlike their diurnal relatives, however, they do this at extremely low light intensities. Although Megalopta has developed optical specialisations to increase visual sensitivity, the... View more
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