A study of the diapausing behaviour of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and R. zambeziensis under quasi-natural conditions in Zambia.

@article{Berkvens1995ASO,
  title={A study of the diapausing behaviour of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and R. zambeziensis under quasi-natural conditions in Zambia.},
  author={D. L. Berkvens and Rupert G. Pegram and J. R. A. Brandt},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={307-15}
}
The diapausing behaviour of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus was studied under quasi-natural conditions in the Eastern Province of Zambia. Newly-moulted adults of ticks indigenous to the study area entered a behavioural diapause when exposed to daylengths below a critical photoperiod, provisionally a daylength between 11 h 20 min and 11 h 45 min. In the Eastern Province of Zambia the diapause was apparently not terminated by a long-day signal, but by a weakening of the photoperiodic maintenance of… CONTINUE READING