Defensive secretion of a flightless grasshopper: Failure to prevent lizard attack

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We tested the role of a grasshopper defensive secretion in deterring lizard predation. Adults, but not young larvae, of the chemically defended lubber grasshopperRomalea guttata (=microptera) froth a volatile secretion when attacked by predators. The lizardAnolis carolinensis failed to strike juvenile lubbers (which lack secretion) in laboratory trials… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01266311

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@article{Hatle2005DefensiveSO, title={Defensive secretion of a flightless grasshopper: Failure to prevent lizard attack}, author={John D. Hatle and Victor R Townsend}, journal={CHEMOECOLOGY}, year={2005}, volume={7}, pages={184-188} }