Drop off rhythm and survival periods of Amblyomma lepidum (Acari: Ixodidae) under field conditions

@article{Mohammed2005DropOR,
  title={Drop off rhythm and survival periods of Amblyomma lepidum (Acari: Ixodidae) under field conditions},
  author={A. S. Mohammed and H. Elmalik Khitma and S. Hassan},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={225-232}
}
  • A. S. Mohammed, H. Elmalik Khitma, S. Hassan
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Experimental & Applied Acarology
  • Abstract.In this study, engorged Amblyomma lepidum ticks were found to drop off in two peaks, one in the morning and one in the evening. Most larvae and females engorged during the morning hours between 06.00 h and 10.00 h with a peak around 08.00 h, whereas the majority of the nymphs dropped in the evening between 18.00 h and 24.00 h with the peak around 22.00 h. Although the effect of time on drop-off patterns of the ticks was statistically significant (p≤ 0.001), there were no significant… CONTINUE READING

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