Two new records of land snails attacked by glow-worms
Basteria , Volume 39 - Issue 3/6 p. 61- 62
On March, 14, 1973, the author collected a large number of living Sphincterochila cariosa (Olivier, 1804) in the hills between Latrun and Sha’ar HaGay, Israel. On careful inspection of the collected material, one specimen was found to be attacked by a larva of a glow-worm (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). This specimen and three other living snails were isolated from the rest in a cardboard box. When the box was inspected several days later, all the snails were found killed by the larva. The glow-worm had attacked them by penetrating the epiphragms which sealed the apertures. However, in one specimen an oval hole of 2.3x 1.5 mm was found in the shell below the periphery of the last whorl.
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H.K. Mienis. (1975). Two new records of land snails attacked by glow-worms. Basteria, 39(3/6), 61–62.
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