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predation

Forensics
See Postmortem animal predation.

Health insurance
See Predatory pricing.

Public safety
See Sexual predator.

Sexology
See Predatory paraphilia.

predation

see PREDATOR.

predation

the characteristic of preying on other animals as a source of food. Can be a big cause of loss in animal flocks and herds, especially lambs. See also predatory.
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Alarie Y and Roughley RE: Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska.
Citrus red mite populations in relation to virus disease and predaceous mites in Southern California.
Laccotrephes griseus (Hemiptera: Nepidae) is a predaceous aquatic bug commonly called nepa or water scorpion.
Many predaceous insects are highly specialized to particular prey types.
Nor is it the fiction writer alone who imputes animal ethics to wild predators or sees depravity in predaceous [sic] acts--this seems to me almost a general characteristic of humankind.
Tiger beetles are predaceous insects that are important biodiversity indicators (Pearson & Cassola 1992).
Pameridea (Hemiptera: Miridae): predaceous bugs specific to the highly viscid plant genus Roridula.
This predaceous diving beetle was originally described as Hydroporus sulfurus by Matta & Wolfe (1979) and included as an Arkansas endemic by Robison & Allen (1995).
How abiotic factors affect the distribution of two species of tropical predaceous aquatic bugs (Family: Naucoridae).
Facultative insects that were observed at Woodstock vernal pools include caddisfly, predaceous diving beetle, mayfly, the tiny fingernail clam, and the blood-red Chironomid midge larvae.
This constant diversity in diet may result from birds eating a mixture of herbivorous and predaceous arthropods.