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This is well documented in grasshoppers (Stower & Greathead 1969, Chapman & Page 1979, Belovsky et al 1990, Belovsky & Slade 1993), where smaller instars usually suffer higher rates of predative mortality than later (larger) instars (Stortenbeker 1967, Cherrill & Begon 1989, Danner & Joern 2003), and where predator species change with grasshopper growth (Stortenbeker 1967; Belovsky et al.