Conspecific and Heterospecific Information Use in Bumblebees

  title={Conspecific and Heterospecific Information Use in Bumblebees},
  author={Erika H. Dawson and Lars Chittka},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Heterospecific social learning has been understudied in comparison to interactions between members of the same species. However, the learning mechanisms behind such information use can allow animals to be flexible in the cues that are used. This raises the question of whether conspecific cues are inherently more influential than cues provided by heterospecifics, or whether animals can simply use any cue that predicts fitness enhancing conditions, including those provided by heterospecifics. To… CONTINUE READING
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