Finding the Way Home

Female German Cockroach with Ootheca (egg case) protruding from her abdomen

Insects that make nests have a well developed navigation system that allows them to forage outside the nest and return. Hymenoptera make extensive use of visual cues and use a series of landmarks to navigate back to their nests. German cockroaches do not have nests but they aggregate in a harborage with a defined location. German cockroaches forage outside of the harborage, but return to the same harborage. How do…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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