Complex multi-modal sensory integration and context specificity in colour preferences of a pierid butterfly

  title={Complex multi-modal sensory integration and context specificity in colour preferences of a pierid butterfly},
  author={G. Balamurali and Saloni Rose and H. Somanathan and U. Kodandaramaiah},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
ABSTRACT Innate colour preferences in insects were long considered to be a non-flexible representation of a floral ‘search image’ guiding them to flowers during initial foraging trips. However, these colour preferences have recently been shown to be modulated by multi-sensory integration of information. Using experiments on the butterfly Catopsilia pomona (common emigrant), we demonstrate that cross-modal integration of information not only affects colour preferences but also colour learning… Expand

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