Risk of ectoparasitism
and genetic diversity in a wild lesser kestrel population.
Garcia-De la Pena C, Castafieda GG, Lazcano D (2005b) Sceloporus olivaceus (Texas spiny lizard) ectoparasitism
Field variation in ectoparasitism may be associated with damselfly symmetry, should the stressful conditions during larval growth (e.
Species and sex biases in ectoparasitism of dragonflies by mites.
Given perspective alarms farmers, scientists, and policy makers to take measures in combating the challenges instigated by ectoparasitism
alfreddugesi, its large variety of hosts, and their medical importance with respect to humans, it is important to document the biological and ecological relationships of ectoparasitism
by this mite on the herpetofauna of this region.
Such levels of ectoparasitism
are realistic in a rural habitat; for example, in 1 night in our study in Gologolo, a basic light trap caught 26 fleas in a single room.
Because different cliffs within a given colony showed important variations in local reproductive success associated with local effects of ectoparasitism
and predation (see Danchin and Monnat 1992 and results of assumption 1), all the analyses in this paper used those cliffs as the spatial units of breeding habitat.
ricinus on migratory birds is a common characteristic of ectoparasitism
(34,35), including infestation with ticks (36).
In the present paper, I report results from both laboratory and field studies on the effect of ectoparasitism
by the mite, Macrocheles subbadius Berlese, on the physiological condition of male Drosophila nigrospiracula Patterson and Wheeler.
Effect of ectoparasitism
by larvae of the blow fly Protocalliphora parorum (Diptera: Calliphoridae) on nestling house wrens, Troglodytes aedon.
Mechanical constraints on oviposition imposed by the mere physical presence of mites are therefore unlikely to be the major cause of reduced fecundity of infested females demonstrated in Ectoparasitism
and female fecundity in the laboratory.