Foraging strategy of a mantid, Paratenodera angustipennis S.: Mechanisms of switching tactics between ambush and active search

@article{Inoue2004ForagingSO,
  title={Foraging strategy of a mantid, Paratenodera angustipennis S.: Mechanisms of switching tactics between ambush and active search},
  author={T. Inoue and Toshiaki Marsura},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={264-271}
}
  • T. Inoue, Toshiaki Marsura
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryForaging strategies of a mantid, Paratenodera angustipennis de Saussure were investigated both in the laboratory and in the field to determine how mantids assess the profitability of their location, and based on it, how they switch their tactics. Although mantids are often considered to be ambush predators, nymphs and adult females changed their tactics from ambushing to active searching when they did not capture any prey for more than about 2 days (nymphs) and 3 days (adult females… CONTINUE READING
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