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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.
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.
Effects of an haematophagous mite on the barn swallows (Hirundo rustica): A test of the Hamilton and Zuk hypothesis.
Determination and molecular analysis of the complete genome sequence of two wild-type rabies viruses isolated from a haematophagous bat and a frugivorous bat in Brazil.
Ixodes (Acari: ixodidae) is the most diverse genus of ticks, comprising 243 species of obligate haematophagous ectoparasites of terrestrial vertebrates (Guzman-Cornejo et al.
The family Culicidae is a diverse group of largely haematophagous insects with 3,523 species (Harbach 2007) distributed throughout the world, except in places that are permanently frozen.
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.
Desmodus rotundus, Diaemus youngi and Diphylla ecaudata are the haematophagous species which have been reported in this country (La Val and Rodriguez, 2002).
Several haematophagous triatomines are regarded as vectors of Chagas disease in Latin America, (Schofield 1994, Aldana and Lizano 2004); some of them are sylvan and there is a lack of information on their natural behavior and habitat.