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avoiding incidental predation by mammalian herbivores: accurate detection and efficient response in aphids.mammalian herbivores eat plants that may also provide food and shelter for insects. the direct trophic effect of the browsing and grazing of mammalian herbivory on insects, which is probably prevalent in terrestrial ecosystems, has been mostly neglected by ecologists. we examined how the aphid uroleucon sonchi l. deals with the danger of incidental predation by mammalian herbivores. we found that most (76%) of the aphids in a colony survive the ingestion of the plant by a feeding herbivore. they ...201121739131
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