Size-dependent cannibalism in noctuid caterpillars

  title={Size-dependent cannibalism in noctuid caterpillars},
  author={Raymond D. Semlitsch and Carolyn A. West},
The effects of relative body size and conspecific density on cannibalism in the caterpillar Litoprosopus futilis were examined in simple container experiment. The results of the experiments and field observations indicate that the opportunity to consume live conspecific is afforded only when there is a physical advantage of large size. 

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