hematophagous


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hematophagous

[¦hē·mə¦täf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on blood.
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Ragragio, A survey of plants used as repellents against hematophagous insects by the Ayta people of Porac, Pampanga province, Philippines.
As for digestion, analogous mechanism of hydrolysis had been identified in the digestive system of hematophagous parasites and some insects.
In Florida, there is 1 known species, Asaphomyiafloridensis Pechuman, that does not feed on blood at all (Pechuman 1974), and the reduced mouthparts of the genus Merycomyia suggest that this genus also is not hematophagous although data on feeding habits and behavior is still lacking (Jones & Anthony 1964).
The species recorded were classified according to their feeding niche, based on Nowak (1994), as insectivore, frugivore, nectarivore or hematophagous.
4%), which were most abundant, as well as granivorous (Heteromys irroratus), hematophagous (Desmodus rotundus), and carnivorous (Leopardus weidii), which had only one species each (2.
Chagas disease is mainly transmitted by Reduvidae hematophagous insects that upon feeding on an infected mammal ingest blood trypomastigotes that, in the insect gut, will transform to epimastigotes, the replicative extracellular forms of the parasite (Jimenez et al.
On the other hand, amoebic liver abscess was defined as a hepatic lesion demonstrated at US and/or CT-scan in a patient with a compatible clinical picture (various combinations of features of sepsis, right upper quadrant pain, and abnormal liver function), plus one or more of the following: (a) recovery of amebas from the aspirate, (b) recovery of hematophagous trophozoites of Entameba histolytica from the stool, or (c) a positive amoebic serology of more than 1:256 by indirect hemagglutination test according to our laboratory reference, with clinical response to antiamoebic treatment.
bed bug) is an obligate hematophagous insect, which is gaining interest worldwide due to its recent resurgence (Goddardand deShazo, 2009).
Phlebotomine sandflies are hematophagous insects involved in the transmission of leishmaniasis.
But reciprocal altruism isn't observed only in primates, another well documented example of such behavior comes from hematophagous bats (5) as described by the biologist Gerald Wilkinsom.
During the last decade, the hematophagous arthropod Cimex lectularius, known commonly as the bed bug, has undergone a major resurgence in the U.
However, for Van Wyk and Bath (2002), the application of individual techniques to identify animals with hematophagous parasite should be rapid, easy to use and low-cost.