Insect Remains in the Gut of a Cobra, Naia tripudians


THE accompanying photograph (Fig. 1) shows the remains of insects belonging to three orders, namely, Rhynchota (Heteroptera-Pentatomidæ), Coleoptera, and Hymenoptera (Formicoidea), found in the gut of a cobra, Naia tripudians, brought to us in November 1928. The cobra, which was the black variety with no markings on the back of the hood but with white patches on the throat, was captured at Banting, in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, F.M.S. It was not a large specimen, since it measured only 3 ft. 73/4 in. in length. FIG. 1.

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MILLER, N., PAGDEN, H. Insect Remains in the Gut of a Cobra, Naia tripudians. Nature 127, 706 (1931).

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