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Ant Feeding on an Immigrant Green Weevil

Foraging desert ants return to their nest by following landmarks that may be remote from the nest. Landmarks are objects with a distinctive visual pattern. Ants are able to compare the real time visual information from a landmark with a snapshot memory of the landmark that is retrieved from the brain. The ant “recognizes” its position when reality aligns with memory. For ants approaching a landmark that they must navigate around, the ants…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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