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Visual navigation in nocturnal insects

Warrant, Eric LU and Dacke, Marie LU (2016) In Physiology 31(3). p.182-192
Abstract

Despite their tiny eyes and brains, nocturnal insects have evolved a remarkable capacity to visually navigate at night. Whereas some use moonlight or the stars as celestial compass cues to maintain a straight-line course, others use visual landmarks to navigate to and from their nest. These impressive abilities rely on highly sensitive compound eyes and specialized visual processing strategies in the brain.

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American Physiological Society
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1548-9213
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10.1152/physiol.00046.2015
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  author       = {Warrant, Eric and Dacke, Marie},
  issn         = {1548-9213},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {182--192},
  publisher    = {American Physiological Society},
  series       = {Physiology},
  title        = {Visual navigation in nocturnal insects},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physiol.00046.2015},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2016},
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