Intraguild predation of water scorpion Laccotrephes japonensis (Nepidae: Heteroptera)

@article{Ohba2009IntraguildPO,
  title={Intraguild predation of water scorpion Laccotrephes japonensis (Nepidae: Heteroptera)},
  author={Shin-ya Ohba and Charles C. Swart},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={1207-1211}
}
Previous work on community structure of the invertebrate fauna of Japanese wetlands indicates the presence of intraguild predation between the heteropterans Laccotrephes japonensis (Nepidae) and Kirkaldyia deyrolli (Belostomatidae). We designed a series of experiments to understand the biotic interactions of several species of sympatric heteroptera and their shared prey. Adult Laccotrephes japonensis (Nepidae), first-instar nymph of Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Belostomatidae), Hyla… CONTINUE READING