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Feeding Habit of Gobiobotia brevibarba (Cyprinidae) from the Hongcheon River, Korea (홍천강에 서식하는 돌상어 (Gobiobotia brevibarba)의 식성)

  • Choi, Jae-Suk;Kwon, Oh-Kil;Park, Jung-Ho;Byeon, Hwa-Kun
    • Korean Journal of Ichthyology
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.230-236
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    • 2001
  • Feeding habits of Gobiobotia brevibarba were investigated at Hongcheon River of Bangokri, Seomyon, Hongcheongun, Kangwondo from January to December, 2000. G. brevibarba was a carnivore and consumed mainly Ephemeroptera, Tricoptera and Diptera. Small quantities of Plecoptera and Coleoptera were included as a minor food items. The species showed ontogenetic changes in feeding habits. Individuals of small size (21~50 mm SL) fed mainly on small prey organisms such as Diptera and Ephemeroptera. However, larger Tricoptera were heavily selected with increasing fish size. The relative proportion of these food items changed with season. The prey selection indices for Ephemeroptera were positively selected in spring, summer and autumn, and negatively selected in winter, Diptera were positively selected in March, October and November.

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Traumatic Myiasis Caused by an Association of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Domestic Cat in Italy

  • Pezzi, Marco;Whitmore, Daniel;Chicca, Milvia;Lanfredi, Margherita;Leis, Marilena
    • The Korean Journal of Parasitology
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    • v.53 no.4
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    • pp.471-475
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    • 2015
  • We describe here a rare case of traumatic myiasis occurred in August 2014, caused by an association of 2 Diptera species, Sarcophaga tibialis Macquart (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), in a domestic cat in northern Italy. Species identification was based on adult male morphology. The present case is the first report of S. tibialis as an agent of myiasis in Italy, and also the first ever report of myiasis caused by an association of S. tibialis and L. sericata. The cat developed an extensive traumatic myiasis in a large wound on the rump, which was treated pharmacologically and surgically. The biology, ecology, and distribution of S. tibialis and L. sericata are also discussed. A literature review is provided on cases of myiasis caused by S. tibialis, and cases of myiasis by L. sericata involving cats worldwide and humans and animals in Italy.

A systematic revision of the genus Gonia Meigen (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Korea

  • Lee, Hyun-Suk;Han, Ho-Yeon
    • Animal cells and systems
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    • v.14 no.3
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    • pp.175-195
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    • 2010
  • The genus Gonia (Diptera: Tachinidae) is revised for the Korean species. We recognize four previously known species (G. chinensis, G. divisa, G. foersteri, and G. klapperichi), three newly recorded species in Korea (G. distinguenda, G. olgae, and G. ussuriensis) and a species new to science (G. nigricoma Lee and Han, sp. nov.). We here provide a key, descriptions, photographs and illustrations. We also inferred the phylogenetic relationships of the representative Palaearctic species using cladistic method.

A Redescription of Sciasmomyia supraorientalis (Insecta: Diptera: Lauxaniidae), the First Recorded Genus and Species in Korea

  • Lee, Hyun-Suk;Han, Ho-Yeon
    • Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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    • v.25 no.2
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    • pp.209-213
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    • 2009
  • The genus Sciasmomyia (Diptera: Lauxaniidae) was discovered for the first time in Korea. This Old World (PA and OR) genus currently includes two nominal species. In the process of revising Korean Lauxaniidae, we were able to collect Korean representatives of Sciasmomyia supraorientalis, and provide the redescriptions and illustrations of both sexes.

Feeding habit of the River Sculpin, Cottus poecilopus from the Streams at Mt. Chiak, Korea (치악산 계류에 서식하는 둑중개(Cottus poecilopus Heckel)의 식성)

  • Byeon, Hwa-Kun;Sim, Ha-Sik;Choi, Jae-Suk;Son, Yong-Mok;Choi, Jun-Kil;Jeon, Sang-Rin
    • Korean Journal of Ichthyology
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    • v.7 no.2
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    • pp.160-170
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    • 1995
  • The authors investigated feeding habit of river sculpin(C. poecilopus) were conducted at the Chiak streams from April 1993 to March 1994. The feeding habit of C. poecilopus was mainly acquatic insects, such as Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Trichoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, and Nematoda, teleost fishes, fish egg and terrestrial insects. Terrestrial insects in the stomach contents were found mainly in autumn, and teleost fish(Moroco oxycephalus) was in summer. Aquatic insects(Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Diptera) constituted the bulk of food items ingested during each season. The prey selection indices for Ephemeroptera were positively selected in summer, and negatively selected in autumn and winter, Tricoptera and Diptera were positively selected in autumn and winter, and negatively selected in summer. Additionally, analysis for stomach contents of guarding males suggests that the parental males eat their own eggs during egg guarding(filial-cannibalism).

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An Investigation of the Major Dipteran Pests on the Oyster Mushroom(Pleurotus ostreatus) in Korea (한국 느타리버섯 재배지에 발생하는 주요 파리류 해충에 관한 연구)

  • 김성렬;최광호;조은숙;양원진;진병래;손흥대
    • Korean journal of applied entomology
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    • v.38 no.1
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    • pp.41-46
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    • 1999
  • This study was carried out to investigate the seasonal and regional occurrence and development of major pest flies on the oyster mushroom. The survey was performed in the oyster mushroom houses located at 16 places, selected randomly throughout South Korea from July to August and from October to November in 1997. The six species of flies were found including three pest species from Sciaridae, Cecidomyiidae and Scatopsidae flies. The pattern of occurrence was somewhat dissimilar depending on the survey periods and regions. Among these, the most serious and abundant pest, Lycoriella mali (Diptera: Sciaridae), occurred year around at the regions surveyed. In this study, Coboldia fuscipes (Diptera: Scatopsidae) was confinned as a mushroom pest. Its larvae damaged the mycelium, and occurred usually in summer from July to August. The paedogenetic Mycophila sp. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) was found abundantly on the oyster mushroom bed, and caused a severe damage in fall from October to November.

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First Record of the Genus Ochthera Latreille (Diptera: Ephydridae) in Korea

  • Suh, Sang-Jae;Kwon, Yong-Jung
    • Animal cells and systems
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.461-464
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    • 2009
  • In this paper, two species of the shore fly belonging to the genus Ochthera Latreille are newly reported from Korea: Ochthera circularis Cresson and O. japonica Clausen. A key to Korean species and diagnoses are given. Photographs on external features and illustrations of male genitalic structures are also provided.