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Revisiting adaptations of neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) to gleaning bat predation

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dc.contributor.author ter Hofstede, Hannah en
dc.contributor.author Voigt-Heucke, Silke en
dc.contributor.author Lang, Alexander en
dc.contributor.author Römer, Heinrich en
dc.contributor.author Page, Rachel en
dc.contributor.author Faure, Paul en
dc.contributor.author Dechmann, Dina K. N. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-14T20:56:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-14T20:56:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation ter Hofstede, Hannah, Voigt-Heucke, Silke, Lang, Alexander, Römer, Heinrich, Page, Rachel, Faure, Paul, and Dechmann, Dina K. N. 2017. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F30739">Revisiting adaptations of neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) to gleaning bat predation</a>." <em>Neotropical Biodiversity</em>. 3 (1):41&ndash;49. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/23766808.2016.1272314">https://doi.org/10.1080/23766808.2016.1272314</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 2376-6808
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/30739
dc.description.abstract All animals have defenses against predators, but assessing the effectiveness of such traits is challenging. Neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) are an abundant, ubiquitous, and diverse group of large insects eaten by a variety of predators, including substrate-gleaning bats. Gleaning bats capture food from surfaces and usually use prey-generated sounds to detect and locate prey. A number of Neotropical katydid signaling traits, such as the emission of ultrasonic frequencies, substrate vibration communication, infrequent calling, and ultrasound-evoked song cessation are thought to have evolved as defenses against substrate-gleaning bats. We collected insect remains from hairy big-eared bat (Micronycteris hirsuta) roosts in Panama. We identified insect remains to order, species, or genus and quantified the proportion of prey with defenses against predatory bats based on defenses described in the literature. Most remains were from katydids and half of those were from species with documented defenses against substrate-gleaning bats. Many culled remains were from insects that do not emit mate-calling songs (e.g. beetles, dragonflies, cockroaches, and female katydids), indicating that eavesdropping on prey signals is not the only prey-finding strategy used by this bat. Our results show that substrate-gleaning bats can occasionally overcome katydid defenses. en
dc.relation.ispartof Neotropical Biodiversity en
dc.title Revisiting adaptations of neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) to gleaning bat predation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 141537
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/23766808.2016.1272314
rft.jtitle Neotropical Biodiversity
rft.volume 3
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 41
rft.epage 49
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 41
dc.citation.epage 49


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