Navigation using visual landmarks by the ant Leptothorax albipennis

@article{McLeman2002NavigationUV,
  title={Navigation using visual landmarks by the ant Leptothorax albipennis},
  author={Morven A. McLeman and Stephen C Pratt and Nigel R. Franks},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2002},
  volume={49},
  pages={203-208}
}
Summary. We examined visual navigation by Leptothorax albipennis, a small-eyed ant generally thought to orient principally with non-visual cues. We found that workers can use a prominent visual landmark for navigation between nest sites during colony emigration. When a landmark standing to one side of the ants' route was moved to the opposite side midway through an emigration, the ants' paths shifted toward the landmark's new position. The shift was apparent both at the point of departure from… CONTINUE READING
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