Dynamic visual cues induce jaw opening and closing by tiger beetles during pursuit of prey.

@article{Zurek2014DynamicVC,
  title={Dynamic visual cues induce jaw opening and closing by tiger beetles during pursuit of prey.},
  author={Daniel B. Zurek and Madeleine Q Perkins and Cole Gilbert},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={20140760}
}
In dynamic locomotory contexts, visual cues often trigger adaptive behaviour by the viewer, yet studies investigating how animals determine impending collisions typically employ either stationary viewers or objects. Here, we describe a dynamic situation of visually guided prey pursuit in which both impending prey contact and escape elicit observable adaptive behaviours in the pursuer, a predatory beetle. We investigated which visual cues may independently control opening and closing of the… CONTINUE READING
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