Prey Abundance, Intraguild Predators, Ants and the Optimal Egg-laying Strategy of a Furtive Predator

  title={Prey Abundance, Intraguild Predators, Ants and the Optimal Egg-laying Strategy of a Furtive Predator},
  author={Arnaud Sentis and E. O. Lucas and William L. Vickery},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
Larval performance can have a great influence on female oviposition choice, especially in insects where the newly hatched offspring are unable to move any great distance to find an appropriate food source. For furtive predators, like the predatory midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza which preys on aphids while simultaneously residing and remaining undetected within their colonies, oviposition behaviour is crucial because these slow moving offspring are restrained to their natal colony. Here we develop… CONTINUE READING

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