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Abstract

Cryptic coloration is assumed to be beneficial to predators because of an increased encounter rate with unwary prey. This hypothesis is, however, very rarely, if ever, studied in the field. The aim of this study was to quantify the encounter rate and capture success of an ambush predator, in the...

Author(s)
Brechbühl, R.; Casas, J.; Bacher, S.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2010, 277, 1682, pp 739-746
Abstract

In a response to Starr [Annals of the Entomological Society of America (1985) 78 (6) 836-840] the authors argue that the sting has minimal importance as a pre-adaptation facilitating the evolution of eusociality in the Hymenoptera. Rather, the origins of eusociality occurred in the context of small ...

Author(s)
Kukuk, P. F.; Eickwort, G. C.; Raveret-Richter, M.; Alexander, B.; Gibson, R.; Morse, R. A.; Ratnieks, F.
Citation
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 1989, 82, 1, pp 1-5
Abstract

In a response to Kukuk et al. [Annals of the Entomological Society of America (1989) 82 (1) 1-5] the author suggests that they have misunderstood his previous argument [Annals of the Entomological Society of America (1985) 78 (6) 836-840] concerning the importance of the role of vertebrate...

Author(s)
Starr, C. K.
Citation
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 1989, 82, 1, pp 6-8