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predator, predatory, predaceous, predation

Mantid with prey - Tenodera Nymph predation (Cannibalism and Ant) - Arilus cristatus Efferia apicalis - female Anchor Stink Bug - Stiretrus anchorago Spider with larval prey - Xysticus - male Phymata - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon predator, predatory, predaceous, predation
Explanation of Names
From Latin praedator, pillager, that from praedari, to plunder (Internet searches).
predator noun - any animal or other organism that hunts and kills other organisms (their prey), primarily for food (Wiktionary).
predatory adjective - 1. relating to a predator. 2. surviving by preying on other animals (Wiktionary).
predaceous adjective - surviving by preying on other animals.
predation noun - a biological interaction where a predator organism feeds on another living organism, the prey (Wikipedia).
Internet References
Wiktionary - predator
Wikipedia - Predation