volume 169, issue 6, P501-507 2021
DOI: 10.1111/eea.13013
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Fumiaki Saitoh, Arne Janssen, Yasuyuki Choh

Abstract: Predators frequently compete with other species for prey but can also interact by preying on each other's vulnerable stages. Because eggs and juveniles are more vulnerable to this intraguild predation than adults, their survival will depend on maternal strategies to reduce predation risk. Recently, we reported that adult female predatory mites Gynaeseius liturivorus Ehara (Acari: Phytoseiidae) reduce intraguild predation on their eggs by remaining at oviposition sites, thus deterring the egg predators. In addi…

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