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Do neotropical migrant butterflies navigate using a solar compass?

@article{Oliveira1998DoNM,
  title={Do neotropical migrant butterflies navigate using a solar compass?},
  author={Oliveira and Srygley and Dudley},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={201 (Pt 24)},
  pages={
          3317-31
        }
}
  • Oliveira, Srygley, Dudley
  • Published 1998
  • Geography, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • Many tropical butterfly species are well-known for their migratory behaviour. Although these insects can maintain a constant direction throughout the day, the physiological mechanisms of orientation are unknown. It has been argued that tropical migrant butterflies must use a time-compensated sun compass to accomplish their journey, but the crucial experimental manipulations to test this hypothesis have not been conducted. This study reports the results of clock-shift experiments performed with… CONTINUE READING
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