Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Prey

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3124

In entomology, insects that are eaten by predatory animals (including other insects). If the insect is killed by a parasitoid or pathogen, the insect is called a host, not the prey.

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