Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Seeing color

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Do insects have the ability to see/see in color?

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 Hi Jean and Christian
Most insects can see colors but it color vision with different insects. Showy insects like butterflies and birds depend upon color for attracting mates. It also depends upon wave length. Some insects like bees do not respond to the longer wave lengths (red end of the spectrum)

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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