Resolution and sensitivity of the eyes of the Asian honeybees Apis florea, Apis cerana and Apis dorsata

@article{Somanathan2009ResolutionAS,
  title={Resolution and sensitivity of the eyes of the Asian honeybees Apis florea, Apis cerana and Apis dorsata},
  author={Hema Somanathan and E. Warrant and R. Borges and R. Wall{\'e}n and A. Kelber},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={212},
  pages={2448 - 2453}
}
SUMMARY Bees of the genus Apis are important foragers of nectar and pollen resources. Although the European honeybee, Apis mellifera, has been well studied with respect to its sensory abilities, learning behaviour and role as pollinators, much less is known about the other Apis species. We studied the anatomical spatial resolution and absolute sensitivity of the eyes of three sympatric species of Asian honeybees, Apis cerana, Apis florea and Apis dorsata and compared them with the eyes of A… Expand
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