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Table 1 Comparison of the average distance travelled, duration, speed and environmental temperature between Ochrogaster lunifer and Thaumetopoea pityocampa pre-pupation processions

From: Movement behaviour of two social urticating caterpillars in opposite hemispheres

SpeciesAverage distance travelled from nest to bivouac (m)Average duration travelled from nest to bivouac (min)Average speed of procession (m/h)Average environmental temperature (°C)
Ochrogaster lunifer40.3
(±SE 3.4, N = 87)
153
(±SE 11, N = 86)
17.4
(±SE 0.8, N = 129)
19.1
(±SE 0.4, N = 87)
Thaumetopoea pityocampa15.8 a
(±SE 2, N = 11)
223 a
(±SE 30, N = 11)
4.2
(±SE 0.7, N = 15)
13.7
(±SE 0.9, N = 11)
  1. a Approximate measurements