Fighting and assessment in the net-spinning caddis larva <ce:italic>Arctopsyche ladogensis</ce:italic>: a test of the sequential assessment game

@article{Englund1990FightingAA,
  title={Fighting and assessment in the net-spinning caddis larva <ce:italic>Arctopsyche ladogensis</ce:italic>: a test of the sequential assessment game},
  author={G{\"o}ran Englund and Tommy Olsson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={39},
  pages={55-62}
}
Eight qualitative predictions from the sequential assessment game were tested using netspinning caddisfly larvae Arctopsyche ladogensis which fight over silk retreats and catchnets. The results agree with predictions regarding effects of relative size and ownership. Size was crucial for the outcome of contests, large specimens usually winning. Both contest duration and the standard deviation of contest durations were negatively correlated with the relative size of the opponents. Owners were… CONTINUE READING
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