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How Do Honeybees Attract Nestmates Using Waggle Dances in Dark and Noisy Hives?

Figure 3

Temporal patterns of a honeybee's localization toward a single sound source.

The time traces of a honeybee's orientation in response to flight sounds (A), dance sounds (B), and white noise (C) are shown. Each loudspeaker (#1, #2, #3, #4) produced a single sound source according to the honeybee's orientation. In dance or flight sound localization, honeybees tended to orient from −0.5π to 0.5π during their flights when the #2 or #3 loudspeakers produced dance or flight sounds. Honeybees did not orient in any particular direction when white noise was produced.

Figure 3