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Quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) of the Palaearctic region
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The fauna of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae of the Palaearctic Region is comprehensively revised and the external morphology of adults and immature instars was studied in detail.
Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks Collected from Vegetation and Small Rodents in Recreational Areas of the City of Poznań
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The results suggest that the prevalence of A. agrarius and C. glareolus in disturbed urban forests used for leisure activities seems to be crucial for the maintenance of B. burgdorferi s.l. in I. ricinus populations.
New Quill Mites of the Family Syringophilidae (Acari: Cheyletoidea)
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Five new species and two new genera belonging to the family Syringophilidae are described from birds that died in the Antwerp Zoo during their quarantine, including Charadriaulobia vanelli, which differs from the closely related Aulobia Kethley, 1970, in both sexes.
New taxa of quill mites (Acari: Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae)
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Four new genera and eight new species are described of syringophilid genera from the Philippines, including Apodisyringophilus collocalius gen. nov, which differs from SyringophILoidus Kethley by the absence of leg setae lGIV, the presence of the short hysteronotal setae and by apodemes I fused to apodEMes II.
Syringophilid mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) associated with the rails (Aves: Rallidae) and a key to the species of the genus Rafapicobia Skoracki, 2011
The fauna of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae Lavoipierre, 1953 (Acari: Prostigmata Cheyletoidea) parasitising birds of the family Rallidae Vigors (Gruiformes) is updated. A new species,
Winter feeding ecology of male and female European wildcatsFelis silvestris in Slovakia
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The results do not confirm the hypothesis of sexually segregated food niches in the European wildcat, and Morphometric analysis of wildcat skins revealed that males were significantly larger than females.
Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Stricto in Yellow-Necked Mice and Feeding Ixodes ricinus Ticks in a Forest Habitat of West Central Poland
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A unique pattern of Borrelia-diversity in both rodents and ticks seems to be determined by highly site-specific host vertebrate cenosis, and yellow-necked mice are involved in the maintenance of B. burgdorferi s.l.s. in the forest habitat.
Prevalence of infection with Rickettsia helvetica in feeding ticks and their hosts in western Poland.
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This study designed to detect rickettsial organisms in blood samples of various tick hosts that may serve as reservoirs of infection, as well as in I. ricinus parasitising them.
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