You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Observations on Food Habits of Four Species of Spadefoot Toads, Genus Scaphiopus
John O. Whitaker, Jr., David Rubin and Jack R. Munsee
Vol. 33, No. 4 (Dec., 1977), pp. 468-475
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3891718
Page Count: 8
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Lepidopterous larvae were the most important food by volume of Scaphiopus hammondi and Scaphiopus holbrookii and were second to adult Lepidoptera for Scaphiopus bombifrons. Other important foods were adult Carabidae for S. bombifrons, adult Coccinellidae and ants for S. hammondi, and adult Scarabaeidae and Carabidae for S. holbrookii. For Scaphiopus couchii, the most important items were termites, Lygaeidae, Carabidae, grasshoppers, crickets and Scarabaeidae. Much of the bulk of the food of Scaphiopus was of large items, but numerous ants and termites and a few other small forms were also eaten. It appears that Scaphiopus feeds primarily at the surface rather than underground.
Herpetologica © 1977 Herpetologists' League