M Noble Morrison
Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 96 Issue 5 September 1987 pp 485-497
The feeding behaviour exhibited by the different subfamilies of Reduviidae is distinctly correlated with the specific prey types involved. Important adaptive modifications are seen associated with their methods of prey capture and feeding. Based on the analyses of feeding behaviour, reduviids may be grouped as (i) ‘blood feeding’ type, (ii) ‘sticky-trap’ type, (iii) ‘raptorial’ type, (iv) ‘wait and grab’ type, (v) ‘pin and jab’ type and (vi) ‘chase and pounce’ type. The oviposition methods are highly varied in Reduviidae and it is possible to assign group characteristics, but the ultrastructure of the eggs, particularly those of chorionic collar extensions and the operculum, indicate subfamily resemblance. The usefulness of feeding and reproductive behaviours and the egg ultrastructure in the biosystematics of Reduviidae are discussed.
Volume 97 Issue 1 January 1988 pp 41-48
The pin and jab type of predatory behaviour of
Volume 98 Issue 3 May 1989 pp 167-173
Histological profile of the anterior and posterior lobes of the principal salivary and accessory glands of the reduviid