Further Notes on Cannibalism Among Larvæ

V. G. Dethier
1939 Psyche: A Journal of Entomology  
In a previous communication (Dethier, 1937) most of the reported cases of cannibalism among lepidopterous larvm were discussed. Hunger and crowding, with thirst as a contributing cause were found to be the prime factors inducing this anomalous diet. This confirms the conclusions of Hering (1926) whose book was previously unavailable to the writer. The present notes offer further explanatory data pertaining to hunger and crowding as causes of a meat diet. The effects of such a diet and the
more » ... diet and the ability of a phytophagous larva to survive on one are considered. Additional cases are also cited.
doi:10.1155/1939/31918 fatcat:ypqpmqdx5vbithkx72uephrl6y