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predation

Forensics
See Postmortem animal predation.

Health insurance
See Predatory pricing.

Public safety
See Sexual predator.

Sexology
See Predatory paraphilia.
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predation

see PREDATOR.
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230-232, in Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska (D.
Adults are also predaceous, and males of many of the most common species are territorial, exhibiting a variety of conspicuous aggressive and mating behaviors.
Observations on one species suggests that both may be predaceous or, at least, opportunistic predators.
The nymphs are all aquatic and predaceous. We have many species that live in fast riffles and in stream margins; however, the majority are found in standing water, ponds, sloughs, and lakes.
This species is a diurnal forager that is highly predaceous on other insects, and can construct large colonies containing 150,000-250,000 workers (Krombein et al., 1979).
The predaceous European cladoceran Bythotrephes cederstroemi (Schoedler) was first discovered in the Laurentian Great Lakes in the 1980s (Garton and others 1993), presumably introduced via freshwater ballast of ships from European ports during peak shipping traffic of the late 1970s and early 1980s (Sprules and others 1990).
Using this same method of breathing, the predaceous diving beetle pursues insects as well as small fish and amphibians when the opportunity arises.
While many stilt bugs are phytophagous, meaning they eat plants, others are predaceous, meaning they feed on other, usually smaller insects.