Data from: Organisation enhances collective vigilance in the hovering guards of Tetragonisca angustula bees

Kyle Shackleton, Denise A. Alves, Francis L.W. Ratnieks & Francis L W Ratnieks
One benefit of group living is vigilance against predators. Previous studies have investigated the group size effect, where individual vigilance decreases as group size increases without reducing the overall ability of the group to detect predators. However, there has been comparatively little research on whether the positioning of individuals can improve the collective vigilance of the group. We studied the coordination of vigilance and its effect on predator detection in the eusocial bee Tetragonisca angustula....
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