Bumblebees distinguish floral scent patterns, and can transfer these to corresponding visual patterns

@inproceedings{Lawson2018BumblebeesDF,
  title={Bumblebees distinguish floral scent patterns, and can transfer these to corresponding visual patterns},
  author={David A Lawson and Lars Chittka and Heather M Whitney and Sean A. Rands},
  booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2018}
}
Flowers act as multisensory billboards to pollinators by using a range of sensory modalities such as visual patterns and scents. Different floral organs release differing compositions and quantities of the volatiles contributing to floral scent, suggesting that scent may be patterned within flowers. Early experiments suggested that pollinators can distinguish between the scents of differing floral regions, but little is known about how these potential scent patterns might influence pollinators… CONTINUE READING
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