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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 2 — Mar. 1, 1923
  • pp: 151–156

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THE REFLECTION OF ULTRAVIOLET BY FLOWERS

F. K. RICHTMYER

JOSA, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 151-156 (1923)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.7.000151


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F. K. RICHTMYER, "THE REFLECTION OF ULTRAVIOLET BY FLOWERS," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 7, 151-156 (1923)
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  1. To Dr. Lutz is to be given credit for the organization of the Committee, for planning the field work for the summer of 1922, and for valuable suggestions concerning the investigation herein reported. F. K. R.
  2. To this Fund the writer acknowledges, with thanks, his indebtedness for an appropriationto cover certain necessary supplies, and a portion of his expenses.
  3. A very large number of papers-one authority states 5000-has been written on thevision of insects and its relation to flowers. The following references, kindly furnished tothe writer by Dr. Lutz, are representative and will serve as an introduction to the ratherextensive literature on the subject:

    Lubbock, Sir John: "On the Senses, Instincts, and Intelligence of Animals, with specialReference to Insects." Appleton and Company (New York). 1888.

    Hess, C.: "Gesichtssinn" in Winterstein's "Handbuch der vergleichender Physiologie." 4. (Gives bibliography); 1913.

    Demoll, Reinhard: "Die Sinnesorgane der Arthropoden, ihr Bau und ihre Funktion." Vieweg and Sohn. (Braunschweig), 239 pp., including bibliography; 1917.

    Eltringham, H.: "Butterfly Vision." Trans. Entomological Soc. London, pp. 1-49; 1919.

    v. Frisch, K.: "Über der Geruchsinn der Bien und seine blutenbiologische Bedeutung." Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abt. Allg. Zool. Physiol. 37, pp. 1-238; 1919. (Gives bibliography of experiments on color-vision also.)

    Kühn, A., and Pohl, R.: "Dressurfähigkeit der Bienen auf Spektrallinien." Die Natunvissenschaften, 37, pp. 738-740; 1921.

  4. "Dressurfähigkeit der Bienen auf Spektrall" Naturwissenschaften, 9, p. 738; 1921.
  5. Science, 55, p. 519; 1922.
  6. The writer is indebted to Mrs. Richtmyer for much assistance in locating, obtaining and identifying a number of the flowers studied. Similar acknowledgment is also made to Dr. Lutz and Mr. Jackson.

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