Cleptohaematophagy behavior in Mepraia spinolai

Published: 23-12-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nwwwwdyjr6.1
Contributors:
Rubén Garrido,
Ricardo Campos-Soto,
Nicole Quiroga,
Carezza Botto-Mahan

Description

Successful Cleptohaematophagy was recorded when a nymph achieved to "prick" another recently fed nymph, with a visually detectable increase in the abdominal volume of the blood-stealer and a decrease in the abdomen volume of the cannibalized nymph.

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