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Motion cues improve the performance of harnessed bees in a colour learning task
The proboscis extension conditioning (PER) is a successful behavioural paradigm for studying sensory and learning mechanisms in bees. Whilst mainly used with olfactory and tactile stimuli, moreExpand
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Foraging strategies and physiological adaptations in large carpenter bees
Large carpenter bees are charismatic and ubiquitous flower visitors in the tropics and sub-tropics. Unlike honeybees and bumblebees that have been popular subjects of extensive studies on theirExpand
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A comparative analysis of colour preferences in temperate and tropical social bees
The spontaneous occurrence of colour preferences without learning has been demonstrated in several insect species; however, the underlying mechanisms are still not understood. Here, we use aExpand
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Senses and signals: evolution of floral signals, pollinator sensory systems and the structure of plant-pollinator interactions.
Communication of any sort is complex and communication between plants and animals is particularly so. Plant-pollinator mutualisms are amongst the most celebrated partnerships that have received aExpand
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Spontaneous colour preferences and colour learning in the fruit-feeding butterfly, Mycalesis mineus
Spontaneous colour preferences have been extensively studied in flower-visiting insects and such preferences exhibited by inexperienced flower-visiting insects are proposed to be adaptive by guidingExpand
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Complex multi-modal sensory integration and context specificity in colour preferences of a pierid butterfly
ABSTRACT Innate colour preferences in insects were long considered to be a non-flexible representation of a floral ‘search image’ guiding them to flowers during initial foraging trips. However, theseExpand