bee {colourvision}R Documentation

Honeybee photoreceptors

Description

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) photoreceptor sensitivity curves.

Usage

data("bee")

Format

A data frame with 401 observations on the following 4 variables.

Wavelength

a numeric vector

UV

a numeric vector

Blue

a numeric vector

Green

a numeric vector

Details

Original data were interpolated to 1nm intervals from 300 to 700nm.

Source

Chittka, L., and P. Kevan. 2005. Flower colour as advertisement. Pp. 157-196 in Practical pollination biology.

Examples

data("bee")
plot(bee[,2]~bee[,1], col = "violet", type="l", xlab="Wavelength(nm)", ylab= "Absorbance")
lines(bee[,3]~bee[,1], col = "blue", type="l")
lines(bee[,4]~bee[,1], col = "green", type="l")

[Package colourvision version 2.0.3 Index]