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Guiding multi-segment routes.

Many navigation studies treat an insect forager’s task as simply shuttling between two locations (nest and feeder). Of course natural foraging might often involve multiple locations with insects having to learn multi-segment routes. Najera et al. investigate the cues that bees might use to to set a direction to a second patch of food after visiting an initial patch. They show that bees can use information from celestial compass cues and also from terrestrial ‘landmarks’ to set the appropriate direction. Thus the local vectors produced in this context are based on redundant information.

Najera, D. A., McCullough, E. L., & Jander, R. (2014). Honeybees Use Celestial and/or Terrestrial Compass Cues for Inter‐Patch Navigation. Ethology.

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