Homing in the Ant Cataglyphis bicolor

@article{Wehner1969HomingIT,
  title={Homing in the Ant Cataglyphis bicolor},
  author={R{\"u}diger Wehner and Randolf Menzel},
  journal={Science},
  year={1969},
  volume={164},
  pages={192 - 194}
}
Cataglyphis bicolor, an ant widely distributed in North Africa and the Near East, orient to the sun as well as to visual patterns of the environment. These two mechanisms can be separated. Foraging ants (hunters) orient to terrestrial cues as long as possible, and only after these have become ineffective do they switch over to the menotactical sun orientation. In the digging individuals, however, the visual knowledge of locality is significantly inferior to that of the hunters. Diggers vary… 

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