Integrated use of moon and magnetic compasses by the heart-and-dart moth, Agrotis exclamationis

@article{Baker1987IntegratedUO,
  title={Integrated use of moon and magnetic compasses by the heart-and-dart moth, Agrotis exclamationis},
  author={R. Baker},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1987},
  volume={35},
  pages={94-101}
}
  • R. Baker
  • Published 1987
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Use of the moon as a compass during migration appears difficult due to the complexity of the moon's change in azimuth during the lunar month. These apparent difficulties would be eased if the moon's position were calibrated at intervals against a constant reference source, such as the geomagnetic field. Yet, until now, no animal has been shown to integrate moon and magnetic compasses for orientation. In this study, light-traps were used on 15 nights during a lunar month to obtain… CONTINUE READING
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