Data from: Bees eavesdrop upon informative and persistent signal compounds in alarm pheromones

Zhengwei Wang, Ping Wen, Yufeng Qu, Shihao Dong, Jianjun Li, Ken Tan & James C. Nieh
Pollinators such as bees provide a critical ecosystem service that can be impaired by information about predation. We provide the first evidence for olfactory eavesdropping and avoidance of heterospecific alarm signals, alarm pheromones, at food sources in bees. We predicted that foragers would eavesdrop upon heterospecific alarm pheromones, and would detect and avoid conspicuous individual pheromone compounds, defined by abundance and how long they can linger to provide warning information (volatility). We show that Apis...
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