野外におけるタガメによるニホンマムシの捕食事例  [in Japanese] Field observation of predation on a Japanese mamushi, Gloydius blomhoffii, by a giant water bug, Kirkaldyia deyrolli  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 大庭 伸也 OHBA Shin-ya
    • 京都大学生態学研究センター:(現)長崎大学教育学部生物学教室 Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University:(Present office)Biological Laboratory, Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University

Abstract

The giant water bug, subfamily Lethocerinae, which has the largest body size among Belostomatidae, is known to be a vertebrate specialist that preys mainly upon fish and amphibians. Here, I report that a giant water bug, Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae), was catching hold of a Japanese mamushi, Gloydius blomhoffii, in a pond. This is a first report of Lethocerinae eating a Viperid snake.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Entomology (New Series)

    Japanese Journal of Entomology (New Series) 15(2), 92-93, 2012

    Entomological Society of Japan

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110009865360
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1343-8794
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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