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Pit-relocation of antlion larvae in relation to their density
TLDR
Comparison between the observed NND and the expected value for NND in random distribution obtained from computer simulation suggested that high larval density produced a uniform distribution owing to their mutual interference.
An experimental study on the foraging behavior of a pit-building antlion larva,Myrmeleon bore
  • T. Matsura
  • Biology
    Researches on Population Ecology
  • 1 June 1987
TLDR
Foraging behavior of a pit-building antlion larva,Myrmeleon bore Tjeder was investigated experimentally to elucidate the relation between the feeding level and pit relocation and results indicate that these larvae exhibit low movement rates which are independent of prey capture rates.
Ecological studies of a mantid,Paratenodera angustipennis de saussure I. Evaluation of the feeding condition in natural habitats
TLDR
Using a mantid, Paratenodera angustipennis DE SAUSSURE as the predator, the feeding condition of its field population from the above viewpoint was analized and the intensity of starvation in this mantid in some different habitats was estimated and the actual status of feeding for its field populations was evaluated.
The feeding ecology of the pit-making ant lion larva,Myrmeleon bore: Feeding rate and species composition of prey in a habitat
TLDR
Although 3rd instar larvae captured larger-sized prey than individuals of any other instar, they also captured small prey and the estimated feeding rate was evaluated with reference to larval foraging behavior.
Influences of prey density on fecundity in a mantis, Paratenodera angustipennis (S.)
TLDR
It was concluded that for a population of the mantids prey density during the adult stage is an important factor influencing its rate of increase.
Comparative study on the behavioral response to starvation in three species of antlion larvae (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
TLDR
There was an inversely proportional relationship between the pit relocation rate and the decrease in respiration rate under starvation conditions in the three species of antlion larvae.
Substrate selection for pit making and oviposition in an antlion, Myrmeleon bore Tjeder, in terms of sand particle size
TLDR
The present results suggest that habitat selection by adult females is a major factor causing the aggregative distribution of the pits of the pit‐making antlion Myrmeleon bore Tjeder.
Responses to starvation in a mantis, Paratenodera angustipennis (S.)
  • T. Matsura
  • Biology, Medicine
    Oecologia
  • 1 September 1981
TLDR
The metabolic rate per individual was greatest at satiation, but the rate per unit weight was maximum on the 5th day after satiation when the food had been just digested completely, and both decreased with the progress of starvation.
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