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How Not to be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back

How Not to be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back (Hardback)

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All animals must eat. But who eats who, and why, or why not? Because insects outnumber and collectively outweigh all other animals combined, they comprise the largest amount of animal food available for potential consumption. How do they avoid being eaten? From masterful disguises to physical and chemical lures and traps, predatory insects have devised ingenious and bizarre methods of finding food. Equally ingenious are the means of hiding, mimicry, escape, and defense waged by prospective prey in order to stay alive. This absorbing book demonstrates that the relationship between the eaten and the eater is a central - perhaps the central - aspect of what goes on in the community of organisms. By explaining the many ways in which insects avoid becoming a meal for a predator, and the ways in which predators evade their defensive strategies, Gilbert Waldbauer conveys an essential understanding of the unrelenting co-evolutionary forces at work in the world around us.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentApplied ecologyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: butterflies, other insects & spidersScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEcological science, the Biosphere Publisher: The University Press Group Ltd Publication Date: 13/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9780520269125  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at University of Illinois. He is the author of eight books, including Fireflies, Honey, and Silk (UC Press), A Walk around the Pond, and What Good Are Bugs?

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