Responses to non-locomotive prey models by the praying mantis, Tenodera angustipennis saussure

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Abstract

Adult females of the praying mantis Tenodera angustipennis were presented with computer-generated images, and the attractiveness of 'non-locomotive' prey models was examined. Mantises fixated and struck the 'body and leg' model (consisting of an immobile black square on a white background with 2 black lines oscillating randomly at its sides) more frequently than the 'leg' model (only oscillating lines) or the 'body' model (static square only). This indicates that the model consisting of a static object and moving lines effectively elicits mantis strike behavior, although it is 'non-locomotive'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ethology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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