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(of animals) habitually hunting and killing other animals for food
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Predaceous water birds also prey on crawfish in crawfish impoundments (Martin and Hamilton 1985, Huner 1995).
Adults are also predaceous, and males of many of the most common species are territorial, exhibiting a variety of conspicuous aggressive and mating behaviors.
In addition, this taxon includes several predaceous species that are highly beneficial against pest species and are useful in regulating pest populations in agricultural crops.
However, it is largely predaceous on weak or immature mites and nematodes (Faasch 1967; Royce & Krantz 1991), on insect eggs and larvae (Jalil & Rodriguez 1970), or even on mollusks (Raut & Panigrahi 1991).
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).
Typically, insectaries ship predaceous mites in concentrations of from 1,000 to 20,000 mites per one-quarter to 1 cup of carrier.
25/dozen, and Smith (1896) reported that loggerhead eggs in south Florida were harvested heavily by "fishermen and by predaceous animals, such as bears and raccoons, which walk the beach incessantly at night.
Thus, our objectives were to quantify the diets of two common predaceous aquatic invertebrates that occur in riffle habitats of the Gila River and compare them to the diets of native riffle-dwelling fishes.
Larson DL, Alarie Y and Roughley RE: Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska.
Classification of the fossorial, predaceous and parasitic wasps, or the superfamily Vespoidea.
Observations were made on age 0 RKC to test the hypothesis that they would change behavior upon encounters with larger predaceous crabs.