Bagworm bags as portable armour against invertebrate predators

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Sugiura, Shinji (2016)
  • Publisher: PeerJ
  • Journal: PeerJ, volume 4, page e1686 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4756730, doi: 10.7717/peerj.1686
  • Subject: Animal Behavior | Predation | Medicine | Evolutionary Studies | Ecology | R | Portable cases | Entomology | Physical defense | Zoology | Psychidae | Carabidae
    mesheuropmc: fungi

Some animals have evolved the use of environmental materials as “portable armour” against natural enemies. Portable bags that bagworm larvae (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) construct using their own silk and plant parts are generally believed to play an important role as a phy... View more
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