The Effect of Alternative Prey on the Functional Response of Notonecta Hoffmani

@inproceedings{Chesson1989TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Alternative Prey on the Functional Response of Notonecta Hoffmani},
  author={Jean Chesson},
  year={1989}
}
Continuous observations were made to determine the effect of alternative prey on the functional response of the aquatic bug Notonecta hoffmani to mosquito larvae (Culex pipiens). Mosquito larvae and two alternative prey, the zooplankter Daphnia pulex and vestigial—winged Drosophila (representing terrestrial prey trapped on the water surface), were presented to the predator at various densities. Preference, searching times, capture times (searching time per prey captured), and handling times for… CONTINUE READING

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