Free-flight encounters between praying mantids (Parasphendale agrionina) and bats (Eptesicus fuscus)

@article{Triblehorn2008FreeflightEB,
  title={Free-flight encounters between praying mantids (Parasphendale agrionina) and bats (Eptesicus fuscus)},
  author={J. Triblehorn and K. Ghose and K. Bohn and C. Moss and D. Yager},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211},
  pages={555 - 562}
}
SUMMARY Through staged free-flight encounters between echolocating bats and praying mantids, we examined the effectiveness of two potential predator-evasion behaviors mediated by different sensory modalities: (1) power dive responses triggered by bat echolocation detected by the mantis ultrasound-sensitive auditory system, and (2) `last-ditch' maneuvers triggered by bat-generated wind detected by the mantis cercal system. Hearing mantids escaped more often than deafened mantids (76% vs 34… Expand
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