Influences of prey density on fecundity in a mantis, Paratenodera angustipennis (S.)

  title={Influences of prey density on fecundity in a mantis, Paratenodera angustipennis (S.)},
  author={T. Matsura and K. Morooka},
  • T. Matsura, K. Morooka
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryTo clarify the effects of prey density on fecundity in predatory insects, relationships between density of prey (adult flies of Phaenicia sericata) and number of eggs, preoviposition periods, and egg size were examined, using adult female mantids, Paratenodera angustipennis de Saussure. The results are summarized as follows. 1) The relationship between prey density and number of flies captured by a mantis per day was described by a Type II functional response curve. 2) The relationship… CONTINUE READING
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