Weird Science

Gearing up all the way to the hair!

Sep 01, 2016 Close-up of a bumblebee head showing antennae and mechanosensory hairs.
Photograph: Gregory Sutton/Dom Clarke/Erica Morley/Daniel Robert

By Yitong Li It’s a given that most animals use their eyes and nose to forage, but did you know that some creatures can use electric fields to find food as well? The example we are gonna talk about today is the bumblebee. Interestingly, in addition to the visual and olfactory cues, bumblebees can also […]