Polarization vision: Behavioral studies in tethered flying desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria

Behavioral studies with tethered flying desert locusts show orientation on linearly polarized light. The dorsal rim area is the responsible part of the compound eye for mediating this behavior. Polarization information is exclusively sent from the dorsal rim area via the anterior optic tract to the...

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Main Author: Mappes, Martina
Contributors: Homberg, Uwe (Prof. Dr.) (Thesis advisor)
Format: Dissertation
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2006
Biologie
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Summary:Behavioral studies with tethered flying desert locusts show orientation on linearly polarized light. The dorsal rim area is the responsible part of the compound eye for mediating this behavior. Polarization information is exclusively sent from the dorsal rim area via the anterior optic tract to the central complex of the locust brain.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/z2006.0902