Boiga irregularis (Brown Treesnake). Predation attempt by praying mantis

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2011

Author(s): 

Lardner, B., J.A. Savidge, R.N. Reed, G.H Rodda

Suggested Citation: 

Lardner, B., J.A. Savidge, R.N. Reed, G.H Rodda. 2011. Boiga irregularis (Brown Treesnake). Predation attempt by praying mantis. Herpetological Review. 42(3): 435-436.

The Western Pacific island of Guam is known for its introduced population of Boiga irregularis that has had considerable negative effects on vertebrates native to the island (Rodda et a!. 1997. BioScience 47:565-574; Savidge 1987. Ecology 68:660-668). Few animals in Guam are known to prey on the snakes, hut Mangrove Monitors (Varanus indict/s) and feral/domestic cats (Felis catus) may do so (Fritts and Rodda 1998. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Sys. 29:113-140; pers. obs.)…

      

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