9. The Visual Ecology of Dung Beetles

  1. Leigh W. Simmons3 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith4
  1. Marcus Byrne1 and
  2. Marie Dacke2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch9

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Byrne, M. and Dacke, M. (2011) The Visual Ecology of Dung Beetles, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 4

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa

  2. 2

    Vision Group, Zoology, Sölvegatan 35, 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Gigantiops destructor;
  • Copris elephenor;
  • Pachysoma striatum;
  • Onitis westermanni;
  • Visual ecology of flight activity;
  • Bombus terrestris;
  • Pachylomerus femoralis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Insect eye structure

  • Eye limitations

  • Dung beetle vision

  • Visual ecology of flight activity

  • Sexual selection and eyes

  • Ball-rolling

  • Conclusions