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Plethodon cinereus (Redback Salamander) predation

June 16, 2010

In 1999 at the Patuxent Research Refuge, we observed a large rove beetle (Staphylinus maculosus) consuming an eviscerated redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus) underneath a coverboard. Rove beetles typically eat invertebrates.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Plethodon cinereus (Redback Salamander) predation
Authors R.E. Jung, W.L. Ward, C.O. Kings, L.A. Weir
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Herpetological Review
Index ID 5223925
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center