A population comparison of the strength and persistence of innate colour preference and learning speed in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

@article{Ings2009APC,
  title={A population comparison of the strength and persistence of innate colour preference and learning speed in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris},
  author={T. Ings and N. E. Raine and L. Chittka},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={63},
  pages={1207-1218}
}
Studies of innate colour preference and learning ability have focused on differences at the species level, rather than variation among populations of a single species. Initial strength and persistence of colour preferences are likely to affect colour choices of naïve flower visitors. We therefore study the influence of both the strength and persistence of innate colour preference (for blue) on an operant learning task (associating food reward with yellow flowers) in two populations of the… Expand

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