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The Significance of Different Eye Regions for Astromenotactic Orientation in Cataglyphis bicolor (Formicidae, Hymenoptera)

  • R. Weiler
  • M. Huber

Abstract

In freely running ants orientating astromenotactically in their natural environment, different parts of the eye were covered with paint and the middle frontal parts found to be most decisive for astromenotactic orientation.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Weiler
    • 1
  • M. Huber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland

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