The use of landmarks to define territorial boundaries.

@article{Eason1999TheUO,
  title={The use of landmarks to define territorial boundaries.},
  author={Eason and Cobbs and Trinca},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={85-91}
}
Numerous anecdotal reports suggest that members of many territorial species use naturally occurring landmarks to define the boundaries of their territories. In the work reported here, we first tested whether artificial landmarks would be adopted as boundaries by territorial male cicada killer wasps, Sphecius speciosus. To perform this test, we set out wooden dowels on a flat, grassy lawn on which male wasps were defending mating territories. The dowels were situated so that they did not… CONTINUE READING
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