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An Unprecedented Role Reversal: Ground Beetle Larvae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Lure Amphibians and Prey upon Them

  • Gil Wizen mail,

    wizentrop@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Avital Gasith

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Published: September 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025161

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 23 Sep 2011 at 21:23 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Discover Magazine
Title: “Beetle larva lures and kills frogs, while the adult hunts and paralyses them | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: io9
Title: “This beetle larva tricks its predator into becoming prey”
http://io9.com/5842323/th...


Publication: Wired Science
Title: “Baby Beetle Uses Mouth to Lure Amphibians to Their Doom | Wired Science | Wired.com”
http://www.wired.com/wire...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

wizentrop replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 24 Sep 2011 at 22:57 GMT

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “Larvae Lunch: Toad Tartar"
http://news.discovery.com...

Publication: EGRU-blog
Title: “Anuran nightmare: the unbeatable killer carabid larvae"
http://blogs.helsinki.fi/...

Publication: Daily Planet (Discovery Channel Canada)
Title: “Discoveries: Beetles Vs Frogs"
http://watch.discoverycha...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

wizentrop replied to wizentrop on 26 Sep 2011 at 18:09 GMT

Publication: American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Title: "Amphibians: Beware Young Beetles' Deadly "Siren Call"
http://www.aftau.org/site...

Publication: The Naked Scientists
Title: "Predator-Prey role reversal: Hunter becomes hunted"
http://www.thenakedscient...

Publication: Living With Insects
Title: "Attack of the Alluring Larvae"
http://livingwithinsects....

No competing interests declared.

RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to wizentrop on 30 Sep 2011 at 20:58 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: MSNBC
Title: “No easy meal: Beetle larvae devour frogs - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience - msnbc.com”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

Publication: Earth Times
Title: “The Beetles Hit (on Amphibian prey) | Nature | The Earth Times”
http://www.earthtimes.org...

Publication: ZME Science
Title: “Beetle larvae devour amphibian predators - twist of odds in nature | ZME Science”
http://www.zmescience.com...

Publication: Examiner.com
Title: “Beetle larvae 'dance' to devour amphibians - Grand Rapids Science News | Examiner.com”
http://www.examiner.com/s...

Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Killer Beetle: Case of David Eating Goliath - International Business Times”
http://www.ibtimes.com/ar...

Publication: Reptile Channel
Title: “Epomis Beetles Turn on Their Unsuspecting Amphibian Predators”
http://www.reptilechannel...

Publication: Irish Weather Online
Title: “Carnivorous Ground Beetle Stalks Its Amphibian Prey - Irish Weather Online”
http://www.irishweatheron...

Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “Amphibians: Beware young beetles' deadly 'siren call'”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Live Science
Title: “Freaky Beetle Babies Turn on (and Devour) Froggy Predators | Predator-Prey Role Reversal | Amphibians | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 02 Dec 2011 at 18:04 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Aktuality.sk
Title: “Keď sa karta obráti, chrobáčie larvy lovia obojživelníky - Aktuality.sk”
http://www.aktuality.sk/c...

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