A naiad of Anax junius (Drury), in final instar, preyed upon 47 mature snails, Helisoma trivolvis (Say), during a period of 63 clays. The feeding behavior has potential significance: (1) with respect to biological control of trematode vectoring gastropods; (2) as a mechanism for vectoring trematodes between snails and birds; and (3) in interpreting structural adaptations and perception in immature oclonates.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Sievers, D. W. and Haman, A. C.
"Notes on Snail Feeding Behavior of Anaxjunius (Drury): (Odonata),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 79(3-4), 105-106.
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