achromatic vision

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Noun1.achromatic vision - vision using the rodsachromatic vision - vision using the rods    
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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Do flower naive Manduca sexta sphinx moths forage using chromatic or achromatic vision to select a potential feeding source?
The 2-dimensional model responsible for achromatic vision along with also two-dimensional color-opponent chromatic module provides separate inputs to the visual system.
In its most extreme form (Shapley |1990~), it is argued that achromatic vision can be identified with the M pathway (via the MLGN) and chromatic vision with the P pathway (via the PLGN), but this seems highly implausible: