Predatory behaviour ofScatophaga stercoraria under laboratory conditions

@article{Failes2006PredatoryBO,
  title={Predatory behaviour ofScatophaga stercoraria under laboratory conditions},
  author={E. S. Failes and J. W. Whistlecraft and A. D. Tomlin},
  journal={Entomophaga},
  year={2006},
  volume={37},
  pages={205-213}
}
Laboratory experiments tested the effectiveness ofScatophaga stercoraria (L.) as a predator of various insect species. Photophases, ages and gender of predators and effects of dung presence on predation rates were compared for either sex using counts of prey cadavers, behavioral observations and oviposition rates. Males consistently killed more prey than… CONTINUE READING