Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Unapparent Resources

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_2296

Food resources (either insect or plant) that are “hard to locate” or unapparent to potential predators or herbivores. Unapparent resources often are protected against consumption by generalist predators or herbivores by possessing a toxin that deters consumption (contrast with apparent resources).

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