Abundance of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Infesting the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus Occidentalis, in Relation to Environmental Factors

@article{TlleklintEisen1999AbundanceOT,
  title={Abundance of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Infesting the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus Occidentalis, in Relation to Environmental Factors},
  author={Lars T{\"a}lleklint-Eisen and Rebecca J. Eisen},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={731-740}
}
We examined the impact of environmental characteristics, such as habitat type, topographic exposure and presence of leaf litter, on the abundance of Ixodes pacificus ticks infesting the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) at the University of California Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), Mendocino County, California. A total of 383 adult lizards were slip-noosed and examined for tick infestation in April and May 1998. At least 94% of the lizards were infested by ticks and… CONTINUE READING

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