|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Authors:||T. Hügel, Goerlitz H. R.|
|Keywords:||ACOUSTICS, BATS, DEILEPHILA, KINEMATICS, NOCTUIDAE, PHYSIOLOGY, PREDATOR AVOIDANCE, SPHINGIDAE|
"1. Many prey species overlap in time and space and are hunted by the same predators. A common anti‐predator behaviour is using evasive manoeuvres to escape an attacking predator. The escape‐tactic diversity hypothesis postulates that species‐specific differences in evasive behaviour will increase the overall unpredictability experienced by predators within a predator–prey community. Evolutionary, escape‐tactic diversity would be driven by the enhanced predator protection for each prey individual in the community. However, escape‐tactic diversity could also be a functional consequence of morphological differences that correlate with evasive capabilities.