, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 285–286

Mortality in a population of Bufo bufo resulting from the fly Lucilia bufonivora

  • H. Strijbosch
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00346472

Cite this article as:
Strijbosch, H. Oecologia (1980) 45: 285. doi:10.1007/BF00346472


In the summers of 1972 and 1973, in an area of inland dunes in the Netherlands, and estimation was made of the percentage of amphibians that was killed by infections caused by Lucilia bufonivora. It appeared that only Bufo bufo was preyed on. In the two years of the investigation an average of 8% of the toads found was infected. The flies selected their prey according to their size. Predation took place in every habitat of the study area.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Strijbosch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal EcologyCatholic UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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