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ROLES OF THE TENT IN BEHAVIORAL THERMOREGULATION OF EASTERN TENT CATERPILLARS
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Operative temperature models were used to evaluate the roles of the tent and of aggregation behaviors in the thermoregulation of tent caterpillars and found that temperatures of a model aggregation on the tent surface were higher than those of a single caterpillar model. Expand
Role of Trail Pheromone in Foraging and Processionary Behavior of Pine Processionary Caterpillars Thaumetopoea pityocampa
Although caterpillars of Thaumetopoea pityocampa may mark their pathways with silk, this study shows that the material is essential to neither the elicitation nor maintenance of trail-following orExpand
Collective behavior in social caterpillars
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This chapter provides an overview of these collective patterns of behavior and assesses the potential role of individual-level behavior in their overt expression and the resemblance of trail-based chemical recruitment communication and collective flexibility in recruitment in caterpillars to similar phenomena in the Hymenoptera. Expand
Trail-based communication and foraging behavior of young colonies of forest tent caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)
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Although caterpillars occasionally follows trails of sated siblings to food, recruitment to food is clearly not an integral component of the nomadic foraging behavior and concomitant trail marking system of this species. Expand
Communal Foraging Behavior and Recruitment Communication in Gloveria sp.
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The difference in the efficiency with which caterpillars of Gloveria and M. americanum recruit nestmates to food evolved in response to differences in the spatial distribution of their food supplies, postulates. Expand
Identification and behavioral assays of the trail pheromone of the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)
Behavioral assays show that the steroid 5β-cholestan-3-one, isolated from the abdomen of the larva of the forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria), constitutes the chemical basis of trailExpand
Synchronized Group Foraging, Thermoregulation, and Growth of Eastern Tent Caterpillars in Relation to Microclimate
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Behavioral thermoregulation enhances growth rates in tent caterpillars by increasing rates of food processing during inactive periods, presumably increasing the amount eaten in the next feeding bout. Expand
Daily foraging schedule of field colonies of the eastern tent caterpillar Malacosoma americanum
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monitoring the daily foraging patterns of seven colonies of the eastern tent caterpillar was monitored photoelectronically to provide the first detailed record of the foraging behavior of a gregarious caterpillar under field conditions, it is indicated that this species follows a schedule of feeding and growth shaped by factors other than those directly related to feeding efficiency and ambient temperature. Expand
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