Dynamic use of optic flow during pheromone tracking by the male silkmoth, Bombyx mori.

@article{Pansopha2014DynamicUO,
  title={Dynamic use of optic flow during pheromone tracking by the male silkmoth, Bombyx mori.},
  author={Poonsup Pansopha and Noriyasu Ando and Ryohei Kanzaki},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 Pt 10},
  pages={
          1811-20
        }
}
Several insects require both olfactory and visual cues during odour-source localisation to successfully locate an odour source. In the male silkmoth, Bombyx mori, detection of the female sex pheromone triggers a programmed walking pattern, starting from a surge (straight-line walking) followed by zigzag walking. Although pheromone-triggered behaviour in silkmoths is well understood, the role of visual cues remains obscure. To address this question, we performed behavioural experiments on… CONTINUE READING
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