Provisioned Parastrachia japonensis (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) nymphs gain access to food and protection from predators

@article{Filippi2000ProvisionedPJ,
  title={Provisioned Parastrachia japonensis (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) nymphs gain access to food and protection from predators},
  author={L. Filippi and M. Hironaka and S. Nomakuchi and S. Tojo},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={60},
  pages={757-763}
}
Females of the shield bug Parastrachia japonensis Scott progressively provision nymph-containing nests with drupes of the host tree, Schoepfia jasminodora (Olicaceae: Rosidae: Santales). The majority of nests are 5-15 m from the host tree, a distance thought to have been a major impetus for the occurrence of provisioning in this species. However, the function of provisioning is not well understood. We carried out two field experiments to determine whether provisioning is nutritionally important… Expand
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