A comparison of the dance language in Apis mellifera carnica and Apis florea reveals striking similarities

@article{Sarma2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of the dance language in Apis mellifera carnica and Apis florea reveals striking similarities},
  author={Moushumi Sen Sarma and Heleentje Esch and J{\"u}rgen Tautz},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2003},
  volume={190},
  pages={49-53}
}
Honeybees have a dance language by which successful foragers inform nestmates about attractive food patches. The classical concept of dialects in the dance language of honeybees points to two differences in the dances by different species and races, firstly in the flight distance at which the dancers start performing waggle dances instead of round dances, and secondly in the circuit duration of the waggle dance performed for a given flight distance. However, recent findings have indicated that… CONTINUE READING
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