Social Learning in Vespula Germanica Wasps: Do They Use Collective Foraging Strategies?

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Lozada, Mariana; D'adamo, Paola; Buteler, Micaela; Kuperman, Marcelo Nestor;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 11, issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC4798183, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152080
  • Subject: Probability Theory | Research Article | Cognitive Psychology | Otras Ciencias Biológicas | Mathematics | Sociology | Foraging | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Learning | Biomechanics | Communications | Physical Sciences | Psychology | Animal Signaling and Communication | Behavior | Stochastic Processes | Species Colonization | Biological Locomotion | Ciencias Biológicas | Biology and Life Sciences | Animal Behavior | Neuroscience | Social Communication | Insect Flight | Physiology | Medicine | Invasive Species | CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS | Q | R | Learning and Memory | Social Sciences | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Zoology | Cognitive Science | Flight (Biology)

Vespula germanica is a social wasp that has become established outside its native range in many regions of the world, becoming a major pest in the invaded areas. In the present work we analyze social communication processes used by V. germanica when exploiting undeplete... View more
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