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Dynamics of handling time and functional response by larvae of Chrysomya albiceps (Dipt., Calliphoridae) on different prey species

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Autor(es):
Faria, L. D. B. ; Godoy, Wesley Augusto Conde [2] ; Trinca, L. A.
Número total de Autores: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Applied Entomology; v. 128, n. 6, p. 432-436, July 2004.
Área do conhecimento: Ciências Biológicas - Ecologia
Assunto(s):Insetos predadores   Comportamento predatório animal   Larva
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One way to understand the behavioural patterns exhibited by a predator in response to prey density is to evaluate its functional response. Such evaluation yields information about basic mechanisms of prey-predator dynamics, and is an essential component of prey-predator models. In this paper we analysed experimentally the functional response and the handling time spent by Chrysomya albiceps on different prey species and larval instars of blowflies. The type II functional response was observed when second instar larvae of Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya macellaria were consumed. The handling time spent by the predator was significantly different between instars and species. The implications of the functional response and handling time for the interaction dynamics of Brazilian Chrysomyinae species are discussed. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 01/11235-1 - Dinâmica de interações interespecíficas em moscas-varejeiras: experimentação e proposições teóricas
Beneficiário:Wesley Augusto Conde Godoy
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular