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An Ecological Study of the Emergence Characteristics for Egg Cases of the Chinese Mantis (Tenodera ardifolia sinensis Saussure)

Robert M. Eisenberg and L. E. Hurd
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 97, No. 2 (Apr., 1977), pp. 478-482
DOI: 10.2307/2425111
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2425111
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An Ecological Study of the Emergence Characteristics for Egg Cases of the Chinese Mantis (Tenodera ardifolia sinensis Saussure)
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Abstract

The relationship between egg-case weight and number of nymphs emerging for the Chinese mantis (Tenodera ardifolia, sinensis Saussure) was significant (r = +0.74, P < .01). The temporal pattern of emergence suggests adaptive strategies for avoidance of both predation and cannibalism.

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