Ontogenetic change of prey preference in the generalist predator Zelus renardii and its influence on predator–predator interactions

@inproceedings{Cisneros1997OntogeneticCO,
  title={Ontogenetic change of prey preference in the generalist predator Zelus renardii and its influence on predator–predator interactions},
  author={Jorge J. Cisneros and Jay A Rosenheim},
  year={1997}
}
1. Two field experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that the intensity of predation by a generalist predator on two species of prey changes with the developmental stage of the predator. The generalist predator studied was Zelus renardii Kolenati (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and the prey were the lacewing larva, Chrysoperla carneaStephens, and the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover. 2. Zelus renardii and lacewings feed on aphids, thereby acting as potential competitors. In addition, Z… CONTINUE READING

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