FW: predatory terrestrial planarians

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Sat Jan 24 09:41:44 EST 1998


> There are many large planarians, some predators on earthworms
> (that brings it back to Annelida).  Arthioposta (spelling?) triangulata

ARTIOPOSTHIA

I think the first UK report in the sci. lit. might be this one which
places the introduction circa 1963. Bipalium kewense, aka the greenhouse
planarian, turned up in 1878:

Willis,RJ; Edwards,AR (1977): The occurrence of the land planarian
Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) in Northern Ireland. Irish Naturalists'
Journal 19(4), 112-116.

If anyone has Artioposthia cites subsequent to the Boag et al. 1995
I mentioned yesterday I'd be interested.  

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