*in bold are group members


  • Heinze S, Narendra A and Cheung A. Principles of insect path integration. Current Biology 28: 1043-1058. (link)
  • Palavalli-Nettimi R and Narendra A. 2018. Does size affect orientation usage celestial cues? Insects Sociaux. DOI 10.1007/s00040-018-0640-9
  • Jayatilaka P, Murray T, Narendra A and Zeil J. 2018. The choreography of learning walks in the Australian jack jumper ant Myrmecia croslandi. Journal of Experimental Biology DOI: 10.1242/jeb.185306.
  • Palavalli-Nettimi R and Narendra A. 2018. Miniaturisation decreases visual navigational competence in ants. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.177238
  • Freas CA, Wystrach A, Narendra A & Cheng K. 2018. The view from the trees: nocturnal bull ants, Myrmecia midas, use the surrounding panorama while descending from trees. Frontiers in Psychology 9:16. pdf


  • Narendra A & Ribi WA. 2017. Ocellar structure is driven by the mode of locomotion and activity time in Myrmecia ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 4383-4390.
  • Ramirez-Esquivel F, Ribi WA and Narendra A. 2017. Techniques to investigate the anatomy of the ant visual system. Journal of Visualized Experiments (129), e56339, doi:10.3791/56339.
  • Kamhi JF, Arganda S, Moreau CS and Traniello JFA. 2017. Origins of aminergic regulation of behavior in complex insect social systems. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 11:74.
  • Freas CA, Narendra A, Lemesle C & Cheng K. 2017 Polarised light use in the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia midas. Royal Society Open Science 4: 170598.
  • Narendra A, Kamhi JF & Ogawa Y. 2017. Moving in dim light: behavioural and visual adaptations in nocturnal ants. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57: 1104-1116.
  • Ramirez-Esquivel F, Leitner NE, Zeil J & Narendra A. 2017. The sensory arrays of the ant, Temnothorax rugatulus. Arthropod Structure and Development 46: 552-563.
  • Kamhi JF, Sandridge-Gresko A, Walker C, Robson SKA & Traniello JFA. 2017. Worker brain development and colony organization in ants: does division of labor influence neuroplasticity? Developmental Neurobiology DOI:10.1002/dneu.22496
  • Ogawa Y, Ribi WA, Zeil J & Hemmi JM. 2017. Regional differences in the preferred e-vector orientation of honeybee ocellar photoreceptors. Journal of Experimental Biology DOI: 10.1242/jeb.156109
  • Narendra A & Ramirez-Esquivel F. 2017. Subtle changes in the landmark panorama disrupts visual navigation in a nocturnal bull ant. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160068
  • Freas CA, Narendra A & Cheng K. 2017. Compass cues used by a nocturnal bull ant, Myrmecia midas. Journal of Experimental Biology DOI: 10.1242/jeb.152967


  • Kamhi JF, Gronenberg W, Robson SKA, Traniello JFA. 2016 Social complexity influences brain investment and neural operation costs in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20161949.
  • Card A, McDermott C & Narendra A. 2016. Multiple orientation cues in the trunk trail forming ant, Iridomyrmex purpureusAustralian Journal of Zoology 64: 227-232.
  • Narendra A, Greiner B, Ribi WA & Zeil J. 2016. Light and dark adaptation mechanisms in the compound eyes of Myrmecia ants that occupy discrete temporal niches. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 2435-2442. [pdf]
  • Raderschall CA, Narendra A & Zeil J. 2016. Head roll stabilisation in the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis: implications for visual navigation. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 1449-1457. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Ramirez-Esquivel F & Ribi WA. 2016. Compound eye and ocellar structure for walking and flying modes of locomotion in the Australian ant, Camponotus consobrinus. Scientific Reports 6: 22331. [pdf]


  • Ogawa Y, Falkowski M, Narendra A, Zeil J, Hemmi JM. 2015. Three spectrally distinct photoreceptors in diurnal and nocturnal Australian ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150673. [pdf]
  • Stürzl W, Grixa I, Mair E, Narendra A & Zeil J. 2015. Three-dimensional models of natural environments and the mapping of navigational information. Journal of Comparative Physiology A DOI: 10.1007/s00359-015-1002-y. [pdf]
  • Schultheiss P, Raderschall CA, Narendra A. 2015 Follower ants in a tandem pair are not always naïve. Scientific Reports 5: 10747. [pdf]


  • Zeil J, Ribi WA & Narendra A. 2014. Polarization vision in ants, bees and wasps. In Polarized Light and Polarization Vision in Animal Sciences (ed. Horváth G). Springer Series in Vision Research (eds. Collin S & Marshall J). 2nd ed: 41-60.
  • Cheung A, Collett M, Collett TS, Dewar A, Dyer F, Graham P, Mangan M, Narendra A, Philippides A, Stürzl W, Webb B, Wystrach A & Zeil J. 2014. Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: 4396–4397. [pdf]
  • Ramirez-Esquivel F, Zeil J & Narendra A. 2014. The antennal sensory array of the nocturnal bull ant, Myrmecia pyriformis. Arthropod Structure and Development 43: 543-558. [pdf]
  • Zeil J, Narendra A & Stürzl W. 2014. Looking and homing: how displaced ants decide where to go. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369: 20130034. [pdf]
  • Jayatilaka P, Raderschall CA, Narendra A & Zeil J. 2014. Individual foraging patterns of the jack jumper ant, Myrmecia croslandi. Myrmecological News 19: 75-83. [pdf]


  • Narendra A, Alkaladi A, Raderschall CA, Robson SKA & Ribi WA. 2013. Compound eye adaptations for diurnal and nocturnal lifestyle in the intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. PLoS ONE 8: e76015. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Raderschall CA & Robson SKA. 2013. Homing abilities of the Australian intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3674-3681. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Gourmaud S & Zeil J. 2013. Mapping the navigational knowledge of individually foraging ants, Myrmecia croslandi. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 208: 20130683. [pdf]
  • Reid SF, Narendra A, Taylor RW & Zeil J. 2013. Foraging ecology of the night-active bull ant, Myrmecia pyriformis. Australian Journal of Zoology 61: 170-177. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Reid SF & Raderschall CA. 2013. Navigational efficiency of nocturnal Myrmecia ants suffers at low light levels. PLoS ONE 8: e58801. [pdf]


  • Cheung A, Hiby L & Narendra A. 2012. Ant navigation: fractional use of the home vector. PLoS ONE 7: e50451. [pdf]


  • Narendra A, Reid SF, Greiner B, Peters RA, Hemmi JM, Ribi WA & Zeil J. 2011. Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian Myrmecia ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 1141-1149. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Gibb H & Ali TMM. 2011. Structure of ant assemblages in Western Ghats, India: role of habitat, disturbance and introduced species. Insect Conservation and Diversity 4: 132-141. [pdf]
  • Jayatilaka P, Narendra A, Reid SF, Cooper P & Zeil J. 2011. Different effects of temperature on the foraging activity schedule in sympatric Myrmecia ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 2730-2738. [pdf] Featured: Cover; Inside JEB
  • Schwarz S, Narendra A & Zeil J. 2011. The properties of the visual system in the Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti. Arthropod Structure and Development 40: 128-134. [pdf]
  • Reid SF, Narendra A, Hemmi JM & Zeil J. 2011. Polarised skylight and the landmark panorama provide night-active bull ants with compass information during route following. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 363-370. [pdf]


  • Narendra A, Reid SF & Hemmi JM. 2010. The twilight zone: ambient light levels trigger activity in primitive ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 1531-1538. [pdf]


  • Cheng K, Narendra A, Sommer S & Wehner R. 2009. Traveling in clutter: navigation in the Central Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagotiBehavioral Processes 80: 261-268. [pdf]
  • Narendra A & Ramachandra TV. 2008. Remote detection and distinction of ants using nest-site specific LISS-derived Normalised Difference Vegetation Index. Asian Myrmecology 2: 51-62. [pdf]


  • Narendra A, Cheng K, Sulikowski D & Wehner R. 2008. Search strategies of ants in landmark-rich habitats. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 194: 929-938. [pdf]


  • Greiner B, Narendra A, Reid SF, Dacke M, Ribi WA & Zeil J. 2007. Eye structure correlates with distinct foraging bout timing in primitive ants. Current Biology 17: R879-R880. [pdf] Highlighted in F1000.
  • Narendra A. 2007. Homing strategies of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti I. Proportional path-integration takes the ant half-way home. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 1798-1803. [pdf]
  • Narendra A. 2007. Homing strategies of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti II. Interaction of the path integrator with visual cue information. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 1804-1812. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Cheng K & Wehner R. 2007. Acquiring, retaining and integrating memories of the outbound distance in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 570-577. [pdf]
  • Narendra A, Si A, Sulikowski D & Cheng K. 2007. Learning, retention and coding of nest-associated visual cues by the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1543-1553. [pdf]

< 2006

  • Cheng K, Narendra A & Wehner R. 2006. Behavioral ecology of odometric memories in desert ants: acquisition, retention and integration. Behavioral Ecology 17: 227-235. [pdf]
  • Narendra A. 2003. Responses of the Asian Weaver Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina towards high quality and quantity food substances. Insect Environment 9: 89-90.
  • Viswanathan G & Narendra A. 2000. Impact of urbanization on the diversity of ants in Bangalore. Journal of Ecobiology 12: 115-122.
  • Viswanathan G & Narendra A. 2000. Food preference in different species of ants. Insect Environment 6: 34-35.
  • Viswanathan G & Narendra A. 1999. A study of the behaviour of the ant Myrmicaria brunnea Saunders towards pheromones. Insect Environment 5: 23-25.

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