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hematophagous

[¦hē·mə¦täf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on blood.
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Implication of haematophagous arthropod salivary proteins in host-vector interactions.
Corethrella appendiculata is facultatively haematophagous and thus females do not require a blood meal to lay their first batch of eggs.
Effect of parasitism by haematophagous mite on reproduction in the barn swallow.
The deer ked is a haematophagous ectoparasite of moose and other cervids and was first documented in the southeastern region of Finland in 1960 (Hackman et al.
The American swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius) is a haematophagous ectoparasite that specializes on the cliff swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota) as its host.
Ixodes (Acari: ixodidae) is the most diverse genus of ticks, comprising 243 species of obligate haematophagous ectoparasites of terrestrial vertebrates (Guzman-Cornejo et al.
A survey of haematophagous arthropods in western Himalayas, Sikkim and hill districts of West Bengal: records of mosquitoes collected from Himalayan region of West Bengal and Sikkim with ecological notes.
All species produce microfilariae that are present in host blood, and known vectors are haematophagous mosquitoes (Culicidae spp.
The haematophagous females of Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) (Diptera: Psychodidae) have been incriminated as the main vector of the parasitic protozoan L.