Aggregation of Pteronarcella badia nymphs and effects of interaction with Claassenia sabulosa (Plecoptera)

R. L. Hassage, R. E. Dewalt, K. W. Stewart

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Abstract

In treatments with single individuals and groups of 4, P. badia, a shredder, distributed itself in proportion to the available surface area among fibrous, non-food substrates of different sizes. In treatments with 4 and 14 P. badia, the nymphs demonstrated aggregation, often with body contact. Its distribution became random and significantly different from substrate surface area in the presence of C. sabulosa, a predator, indicating an interspecific interaction. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalOikos
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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