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Friday, 25 January 2013 23:08

In the Current Biology appeared an article of a group of scientists from the University of Lund, Sweden, led by Marie Dacke, that the African dung beetles (Scarabaeus satyrus) using light from the Sun during the day for navigation, but at night dung beetles use the shining of Milky Way stars for spatial orientation and navigation. As reported by Marie Dacke, African dung beetles even a dark night, when the Moon does not shine, can move in the dark in a straight line, using the stars in the sky for orientation, that can not do other insects. That the stars helps for beetles to move at night, as the beetles in the experiments could not move in a straight line, where their head has been closed, but the beetles can not perceive the light of individual stars and use the uneven glow of Milky Way to navigate in different directions, THE VIDEO:

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