hematophagous


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hematophagous

[¦hē·mə¦täf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on blood.
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hemapterus is considered hematophagous and, upon encountering a suitable host, loses its wings (Marshall 1981, Sivinski 1984, Liker et al.
2) diseases caused by parasites, bacteria or viruses transmitted by the bite of hematophagous arthropods (mainly ticks and mosquitoes)
Health benefits are the consumption of hematophagous insects that are disease transmitters [95].
The parasite, which lives in the salivary glands of arthropods, is introduced into the human host during a hematophagous tick bite.
The diversity and abundance of Neotropical species in this genus and their well-known pestiferous hematophagous habits include some species that are vectors of diseases in humans and other vertebrates (Mellor et al.
Ticks are hematophagous arthropods that parasitize different species of vertebrates, and they serve as intermediate hosts for infectious pathogens that can have serious implications for humans.
Buggy Creek virus (BCRV; Togaviridae, Alphavirus) is an arbovirus associated with colonially nesting cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) and transmitted by its vector, the hematophagous swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius), an ectoparasite of the cliff swallow.
Three dipteran families (Calliphoridae, Muscidae, and Piophilidae) represent most of the hematophagous parasites of birds (Uhazy and Arendt 1986, Ferrar 1987).
The vector, for both visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, is a small (2-5 mm), hairy hematophagous female sandfly belonging to the genus Phlebotomus in the Old World, and Lutzomiya and Psychodopygus in the New World.
The hematophagous larval stages of the prostigmatid mite families Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae (chiggers) normally feed on a variety of vertebrates, including many that feed on reptiles.
felis has been reported in a variety of invertebrate hosts, including hematophagous (fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes) and non-hematophagous (book lice) arthropods (9).
Nestling birds are subject to a large number of ectoparasites, including hematophagous mites (Acari) (Moiler 1990, Burtt et al.