Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian Myrmecia ants.

@article{Narendra2011CastespecificVA,
  title={Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian Myrmecia ants.},
  author={Ajay Narendra and Samuel F. Reid and Birgit Greiner and Richard A. Peters and Jan M. Hemmi and Willi A. Ribi and Jochen Zeil},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1709},
  pages={1141-9}
}
Animals are active at different times of the day and their activity schedules are shaped by competition, time-limited food resources and predators. Different temporal niches provide different light conditions, which affect the quality of visual information available to animals, in particular for navigation. We analysed caste-specific differences in compound eyes and ocelli in four congeneric sympatric species of Myrmecia ants, with emphasis on within-species adaptive flexibility and daily… CONTINUE READING
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