Capture efficiency and trophic adaptations of a specialist and generalist predator: A comparison

@article{Michlek2017CaptureEA,
  title={Capture efficiency and trophic adaptations of a specialist and generalist predator: A comparison},
  author={Ondřej Mich{\'a}lek and L. Petr{\'a}kov{\'a} and S. Pek{\'a}r},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={7},
  pages={2756 - 2766}
}
Abstract Specialist true predators are expected to exhibit higher capture efficiencies for the capture of larger and dangerous prey than generalist predators due to their possession of specialized morphological and behavioral adaptations. We used an araneophagous spider (Lampona murina) and a generalist spider (Drassodes lapidosus) as phylogenetically related model species and investigated their realized and fundamental trophic niches and their efficacy with respect to prey capture and prey… Expand
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