Michael Edgehouse, Christopher P. Brown
Journal of Insect Science 14 (146), 1-3, (15 October 2014) https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieu008
KEYWORDS: Odonata, Argia vivida, Aeshna palmata, caudal luring
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.