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15 October 2014 Predatory Luring Behavior of Odonates
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Organisms in the order Odonata are highly predatory insects that have a wide distribution globally. To date, there has been zero evidence that odonates employ luring as a means of prey acquisition. However, in this study, we show that Aeshna palmata larvae use abdominal movements to lure larval Argia vivida, subsequently consuming the lured organism. We also present findings of a similar behavior from larval Ar. vivida in an attempt to lure larval A. palmata within striking distance.
© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America.
Michael Edgehouse and Christopher P. Brown "Predatory Luring Behavior of Odonates," Journal of Insect Science 14(146), (15 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieu008
Received: 27 March 2013; Accepted: 1 October 2013; Published: 15 October 2014
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