Locomotion in a sticky terrain

@article{Voigt2010LocomotionIA,
  title={Locomotion in a sticky terrain},
  author={D. Voigt and S. Gorb},
  journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={69-79}
}
The mirid bug Pameridea roridulae lives mutalistically on the protocarnivorous plant Roridula gorgonias. The latter resembles an effective, three-dimensional flypaper trap which captures numerous flying insects. We have recently shown that P. roridulae bugs are not trapped by the plant, because they are covered with a layer of epicuticular grease, which is considerably thicker than in other insects. The present study demonstrates that the bugs’ morphology and locomotory characteristics also… Expand

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