Do furtive predators benefit from a selfish herd effect by living within their prey colony?

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Protection from predators is a recognized benefit of group living for animals. The selfish herd effect implies that individuals in a central position within the group suffer lower predation than individuals at the edges of the group. The midge, Aphidoletes aphidimyza, is a furtive predator that lives within aphid colonies where it benefits from a dilution… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1909-x

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@article{Dumont2015DoFP, title={Do furtive predators benefit from a selfish herd effect by living within their prey colony?}, author={François Dumont and {\'E}ric Lucas and Jacques Brodeur}, journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology}, year={2015}, volume={69}, pages={971-976} }