Colour constancy in diurnal and nocturnal hawkmoths.

  title={Colour constancy in diurnal and nocturnal hawkmoths.},
  author={Anna Balkenius and Almut Kelber},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={207 Pt 19},
Diurnal and nocturnal hawkmoths have been shown to use colour vision for flower discrimination. Here, we present evidence that the nocturnal hawkmoth Deilephila elpenor and the diurnal hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum also have colour constancy. Colour constancy was shown in D. elpenor in two multiple-choice experiments with five different bluish colour patches under white and blue illumination and with five yellowish colour patches under white, blue and yellow illumination. The mechanism… CONTINUE READING

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