The effect of spectral light deprivation on the spectral sensitivity of the honey bee

  • Horst Hertel
  • Published 2004 in Journal of comparative physiology


The spectral sensitivity of spontaneous phototactic behavior was tested in short wavelength deprived bees and in control bees kept outdoors. Tests were performed with a y-maze with one branch illuminated, the other dark. The relative sensitivities for the control group were: green to blue to UV = 1∶0.27∶2.14. Short wavelength deprived bees show a distinct… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00609670

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