The Dung Beetle Dance: An Orientation Behaviour?


An interesting feature of dung beetle behaviour is that once they have formed a piece of dung into a ball, they roll it along a straight path away from the dung pile. This straight-line orientation ensures that the beetles depart along the most direct route, guaranteeing that they will not return to the intense competition (from other beetles) that occurs… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030211


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