Wagging movements in the wasp Polistes versicolor vulgaris Bequaert

  title={Wagging movements in the wasp Polistes versicolor vulgaris Bequaert},
  author={Harald Esch},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r vergleichende Physiologie},
  • H. Esch
  • Published 1 September 1971
  • Psychology
  • Zeitschrift für vergleichende Physiologie
Summary1.The wasp Polistes versicolor Bequaert waggles with a frequency of 10.6±2.1 Hz (n=190).2.Two wagging periods of a duration of 0.33±0.09 seconds (n=34) follow within a second. The next pair follows after 10 or 20 seconds.3.At the turning points of the wagging movements two types of sound burst of an intensity between 70 and 80 dB occur. One type of sound has peak intensities between 5 and 13 kHz, the other type has peak intensities between 1 and 3 kHz.4.The flight sound at 25° C has a… 
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