Colour Vision: Colouring the Dark

Land, Michael F and Osorio, Daniel C (2003) Colour Vision: Colouring the Dark. Current Biology, 13 (3). R83-R85. ISSN 0960-9822

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Humans lose colour vision at night and it has often been assumed that this happens to other animals as well. It is not true of nocturnal moths, however: a recent study has shown that the elephant hawk moth makes use of trichromatic colour vision when seeking flowers by starlight.

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Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Depositing User: Michael Land
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:08
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 10:15
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