Active touch in orthopteroid insects: behaviours, multisensory substrates and evolution‡

@article{Comer2011ActiveTI,
  title={Active touch in orthopteroid insects: behaviours, multisensory substrates and evolution‡},
  author={Christopher Comer and Yoshichika Baba},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={366},
  pages={3006 - 3015}
}
  • C. Comer, Y. Baba
  • Published 12 November 2011
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Orthopteroid insects (cockroaches, crickets, locusts and related species) allow examination of active sensory processing in a comparative framework. Some orthopteroids possess long, mobile antennae endowed with many chemo- and mechanoreceptors. When the antennae are touched, an animal's response depends upon the identity of the stimulus. For example, contact with a predator may lead to escape, but contact with a conspecific may usually not. Active touch of an approaching object influences the… 

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