How bees detect coloured targets using different regions of their compound eyes

@article{Giurfa1999HowBD,
  title={How bees detect coloured targets using different regions of their compound eyes},
  author={Martin Giurfa and Guillermo Zaccardi and Misha Vorobyev},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1999},
  volume={185},
  pages={591-600}
}
Honeybees Apis mellifera detect coloured targets presented to the frontal region of their compound eyes using their colour vision system at larger visual angles (α > 15°), and an achromatic visual system based on the long-wave photoreceptor type at smaller visual angles (5° < α < 15°). Here we examine the capability of the dorsal, ventral and frontal regions of the eye for colour detection. The minimum visual angle αmin at which the bees detect a stimulus providing both chromatic contrast and… CONTINUE READING
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