Schöne, H., Harris, A. C., Schöne, H. & Mahalski, P. A. 1993: Homing after displacement in open or closed containers by the digger wasp Argogorytes carbonarius (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). Ethology 95, 152–156.
Homing after Displacement in Open or Closed Containers by the Digger Wasp Argogorytes carbonarius (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae)
Version of Record online: 26 APR 2010
1993 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Volume 95, Issue 2, pages 152–156, January-December 1993
How to Cite
Schöne, H., Harris, A. C., Schöne, H. and Mahalski, P. A. (1993), Homing after Displacement in Open or Closed Containers by the Digger Wasp Argogorytes carbonarius (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). Ethology, 95: 152–156. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1993.tb00465.x
- Issue online: 26 APR 2010
- Version of Record online: 26 APR 2010
- Received: February 17, 1993; Accepted: June 4, 1993
Initial orientation and homing time were recorded in Argogorytes carbonarius after displacement in “open” and “closed” containers during two periods: “first” release dates and “later” release dates. At the later releases “closed” wasps homed much better than at first releases and better than “open” wasps. At the first releases, on the other hand, the “open” wasps homed (slightly) better than the “closed” wasps. An interpretation relates the better homing of “closed” wasps at the later trials to route learning at the first trials and discusses the differences and peculiarities of homing from familiar terrain and of home orientation by path integration.