Effect of loach consumption on the reproduction of giant water bug Kirkaldyia deyrolli: dietary selection, reproductive performance, and nutritional evaluation

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Ohba, Shin-ya; Izumi, Yohei; Tsumuki, Hisaaki;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Journal: Journal of Insect Conservation, volume 16, issue 6, pages 829-838 (issn: 1366-638X)
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  • Subject: Alternative habitat | Fish | Lethocerinae | Loach-eater | Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

Rice fields provide major habitats for lentic aquatic insects including the giant water bug Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) in Japan. Previous researchers have emphasized that conserving populations of the frogs, Hyla japonicus and Rana n... View more
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