From individuals to populations: How interaction influences habitat selection in a sit-and-wait predator

Published: 28 November 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2csh9p47xd.1
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In this study, we investigated preferred habitat choice in relation to two abiotic factors, i.e., substrate and illumination (dark vs. light), in two pit-building antlions, E. nostras, and M. formicarius. We observed the habitat choice of individuals and choice of individuals in interactions to determine if choice changes during con- or heterospecific interactions. The dataset contains all raw results of the corresponding experiments that were analyzed Each file has a name that refers to a specific experiment Abbreviations used to understand the results: en: Euroleon nostras; mf: Myrmeleon formicarius; gran: granulation (1-fine, 4-coarse); D: dark; L:light; MF1 or EN1: the first individual in the pair; MF2 or EN2: the second individual in the pair.


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Data were obtained with video recordings, transferred to excel, and analyzed with the software package IBM SPSS Statistics 28.0.


Univerza v Mariboru Fakulteta za naravoslovje in matematiko


Natural Sciences


Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS