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Do the Spines on the Legs of Katydids Have a Role in Predation? (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Listroscelidinae)

D. C. F. Rentz
Journal of Orthoptera Research
No. 4 (Aug., 1995), pp. 199-200
Published by: Orthopterists' Society
DOI: 10.2307/3503476
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3503476
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Abstract

The long spines on the fore- and midlegs to katydids are usually believed to assist in catching and holding prey. Recent observations indicate that this is not always the case. The meso- and metasternal processes, however, seem to be used to stabilize larger prey during feeding.

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