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McGlynn, T.P.

Year: 2012


Polidori, C. (Ed.) 2011: Predation in the Hymenoptera: an evolutionary perspective. – Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India, 245 pp.

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 17

Pages: 132

Type of contribution: Book Review

Supplementary material: No


Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India, 245 pp.; ISBN: 978-81-7895-530-8, Price: Usd 110.00 Terrence P. McGlynn, Department of Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California, USA. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Myrmecol. News 17: 132 (online 10 July 2012) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 21 June 2012; accepted 22 June 2012 Animals have to eat. Oftentimes, eating is a brutal affair, in which whole individuals are consumed. Predation is messy, and not just because of the dripping hemolymph. Predation is a theoretical jumble, as this broad concept is prominent in many subfields, such as population regulation, niche dynamics, neurobiology, phylogenetic reconstruction, behavioral mechanisms, co-evolutionary processes. In an introductory biology textbook, predation could reasonably be featured in a majority of the chapters. Organized thought about the broad topic of predation is a challenge. This messy matter has been synthesized by Carlo Polidori, with contributions emphasizing the evolutionary history of predation. He…

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Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500