Tag: "ambush" at biology news
Predators: an overlooked player in plant-pollinator relationships
...th undergraduate Mary Sorensen, where spiders that ambush
pollinating insects decrease seed production in flowers on which they hunt. Suttle suggests that such interactions are common in nature and that biologists, perhaps, have only to look for them....
Deer flies a biting problem? Oddly, 'trolling' may be just the ticket
...is Jefferson County home. Deer flies are so-called ambush
predators: They wait for prey to walk by rather than actively searching for it, so they are highly attracted to movement.With this in mind, Mizell and his son decided the best way to snare deer flies likely was to "troll" for them from a slow-moving...
Ambushing prey may make snakes vulnerable
...tenedsnakes both lack male-male combat and rely on ambush
foraging. About 80%of the threatened snakes lack m...e about 15% more females than males. Half of the 8 ambush
predator species are classified as threatened whilefewer than a tenth of the active hunter species a...