How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back

How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back

Gilbert Waldbauer


All animals needs to devour. yet who eats who, and why, or why now not? simply because bugs outnumber and jointly outweigh all different animals mixed, they contain the biggest volume of animal foodstuff on hand for strength intake. How do they keep away from being eaten? From masterful disguises to actual and chemical lures and traps, predatory bugs have devised creative and weird tools of discovering foodstuff. both inventive are the technique of hiding, mimicry, break out, and safety waged by way of potential prey as a way to remain alive. This soaking up ebook demonstrates that the connection among the eaten and the eater is a central—perhaps the central—aspect of what is going on in the neighborhood of organisms. by way of explaining the various ways that bugs steer clear of turning into a meal for a predator, and the ways that predators circumvent their protective innovations, Gilbert Waldbauer conveys a vital realizing of the unrelenting coevolutionary forces at paintings on the planet round us.

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