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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 5, pages 121-124, published March 2013

Predatory behaviours of Discothyrea kamiteta (Proceratiinae) on spider eggs

MOTOKI KATAYAMA

Graduate School of Human and Environment Studies, Kyoto University, Yosida-Nihonmatu cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 6068501, Japan

DOI: 10.20362/am.005013

© M. Katayama

Abstract:This article reports the result of observations on the dietary behavior of D. kamiteta in the laboratory, suggesting that this species is a specialised predator of spider eggs.

Keywords: ants, Discothyrea, Formicidae, specialized predators, spiders.

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