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Apidologie
Volume 40, Number 1, January-February 2009
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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:2008073
Published online 18 February 2009
Apidologie 40 (2009) 1-2
DOI: 10.1051/apido:2008073

A scientific note: Foragers deposit attractive scent marks in a stingless bee that does not communicate food location

Elinor M. Lichtenberg1, Michael Hrncir2 and James C. Nieh1

1  University of California San Diego, Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, 9500 Gilman Drive #0116, La Jolla, CA 92093-0116, USA
2  Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Depto. de Biologia, Bloco 7, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, CEP: 14040-901, Ribeirao Preto-SP, Brasil

Received 10 April 2008 – Revised 1 December 2008 – Accepted 5 December 2008 - Published online 18 February 2009

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Key words: Melipona quadrifasciata / stingless bee / scent mark / foraging / olfactory information


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