FW: predatory terrestrial planarians

Petersen, Mary Elizabeth MEPetersen at zmuc.ku.dk
Thu Jan 22 16:27:00 EST 1998


Thursday, 22 January 1997

Perhaps not quite our department, but anybody want to comment on this?

Mary
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Mary E. Petersen
Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
mepetersen at zmuc.ku.dk

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From: Douglas Yanega
To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM
Subject: predatory terrestrial planarians
Date: Thursday, January 22, 1998 10:05PM

Yesterday I saw one of the most amazing things ever in my life, as I
watched a black-and-yellow racing-striped planarian chase a slug up a
tree, catch it, wrap around it, and kill it. Since there isn't any
"terrestrial planarian" mailing list, I thought I'd solicit here if anyone 
knows of this beastie - name, distribution, known prey habits, etc.

Thanks,

Dr. Douglas Yanega
Depto. de Biologia Geral
Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas
Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais
Cx. P. 486
30.161-970 Belo Horizonte, MG, BRAZIL

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