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Scientific Name Pachyteles sp.
Location Ecuador
Creator Andrea Di Giulio and Giorgio Venturini
Acknowledgements Giovanni Onore, Italo Tapia, and Giorgio Venturini
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Andrea Di Giulio
Behavior feeding behavior, ambush strategy
Life Cycle Stage larva
Movie Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 3.0.
Copyright © 2007
Creation Date May 2007
Attached to Group Pachyteles: view page movie collection
Title Ambush feeding strategy of Pachyteles larvae
Description This beetle larva cleans its burrow and closes the entrance with its terminal disk. Suddenly it captures an unsuspecting fly larva and pulls it inside. It then uses its terminal disk as a door while it devours its prey in privacy.
Movie Type Documentary
Movie Content Specimen(s)
Running Time 00:00:51
ID 24031
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