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The waggle dance

In the context of individual navigation, the classically described waggle dance is a beautifully simple signal – where the distance and direction of a desirable location are communicated to nestmates. Of course in reality there is much nuance to in the details of the dance, how the dance integrates with other social behaviours and even the science of investigating the dance. In this review paper, Couvillon discusses the debates and findings that have followed von Frisch’s discovery.

Couvillon, M. 2012 The dance legacy of Karl von Frisch. Insectes Sociaux Early View, 1-10. Insectes Sociaux Early View, DOI: 10.1007/s00040-012-0224-z

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