Reduction of predation risk under the cover of darkness: Avoidance responses of mayfly larvae to a benthic fish

@article{Culp2004ReductionOP,
  title={Reduction of predation risk under the cover of darkness: Avoidance responses of mayfly larvae to a benthic fish},
  author={Joseph M. Culp and Nancy E. Glozier and Garry J. Scrimgeour},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={86},
  pages={163-169}
}
SummaryMayfly larvae of Paraleptophlebia heteronea (McDunnough) had two antipredator responses to a nocturnal fish predator (Rhinichthys cataractae (Valenciennes)): flight into the drift and retreat into interstitial crevices. Drift rates of Paraleptophlebia abruptly increased by 30 fold when fish were actively foraging in the laboratory streams but, even before fish were removed, drift began returning to control levels because larvae settled to the substrate and moved to areas of low risk… Expand
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