Trail marking by larvae of the eastern tent caterpillar

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Science  26 Nov 1976:
Vol. 194, Issue 4268, pp. 961-963
DOI: 10.1126/science.982055


Eastern tent caterpillars that are successful foragers deposit trails as they return to the tent that are more attractive than the exploratory trails of the unfed larvae. The trails of these fed returning larvae attract unfed tentmates to food finds anre chemical factors account for the attractiveness of these trails.