Orientation Behavior with and Without Visual Cues in Newly Hatched and Adult Praying Mantis

@article{Kral2013OrientationBW,
  title={Orientation Behavior with and Without Visual Cues in Newly Hatched and Adult Praying Mantis},
  author={Karl Kral},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={192-205}
}
  • K. Kral
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Journal of Insect Behavior
In the praying mantis, vision plays a major role even in newly hatched nymphs, which have compound eyes that are not yet fully developed. This study examines how this factor affects the visual orientation behavior of freely mobile Mantis religiosa. Mantises from three age groups (nymphs newly hatched to 2 h old, three-day-old nymphs, and three- to four-month-old female and male adults) were placed in a completely unprotected open area, either with or without visual cues in the surroundings. As… 

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