oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The role of Light-compass orientation in migrating locusts

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Lichtkompassbewegung (Light-Compass Reaction, Orientation or Menotaxis) exists in ants and bees. In executing movements which are descriptionbed as belonging to this type of reaction, these hymenoptera have one fixed point, the nest or hive, and move according to the angle between this fixed point and the sun. One infers that . the angle may be made with the left or right side of the animal.

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