Changes in feeding behaviour of the larvae of the damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum in response to stimuli from predators

@article{Koperski1997ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in feeding behaviour of the larvae of the damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum in response to stimuli from predators},
  author={Paweł Koperski},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={1997},
  volume={22}
}
1. The feeding rates, diet composition and diel periodicity in feeding activity among larvae of the damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum Charp., exposed to chemical, visual and mechanical stimuli from the predators Ranatra linearis (L.), Notonecta glauca L. and Rutilus rutilus (L.) were investigated. 

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