We wish to extend thanks to the University of Minnesota for an additional $3000 grant in support of MBCN through 1999.
The term raptor refers to a bird of prey. The term raptorial is defined as "adapted to seize prey." The front legs of many predatory insects are modified to capture and hold their prey. These raptorial legs are often enlarged and heavily muscled, and endowed with coarse spines or bristles. Common examples include praying mantises, assassin bugs and ambush bugs, and damsel bugs.
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