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On predation in Epicriidae (Gamasida, Anactinotrichida) and fine- structural details of their forelegs

  title={On predation in Epicriidae (Gamasida, Anactinotrichida) and fine- structural details of their forelegs},
  author={G. Alberti},
  • G. Alberti
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • The present study reveals, based on video-recording, that Epicriidae are predators using their long forelegs provided with a number of long clubbed setae for the capture of small arthropods. The mite walks slowly with raised and probing forelegs. Upon contact with a small isotomid springtail, the forelegs rapidly touch the prey with the tips of the elongated, clubbed setae. The prey evidently adheres to these setae and is drawn back to the mouthparts. The epicriid feeds for a considerable time… CONTINUE READING
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