Parasitic arthropods of sympatric opossums, cotton rats, and cotton mice from Merritt Island, Florida.

@article{Durden1993ParasiticAO,
  title={Parasitic arthropods of sympatric opossums, cotton rats, and cotton mice from Merritt Island, Florida.},
  author={L. Durden and J. S. Klompen and J. E. Keirans},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1993},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={
          283-6
        }
}
Six species of parasitic arthropods were collected from 12 opossums (Didelphis virginiana), 8 species were obtained from 28 cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), and 4 species were collected from 10 cotton mice (Peromyscus gossypinus) from Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida. The flea Polygenis gwyni was the only parasite that infested all 3 host species, and it was present in very high densities (mean intensity = 73.7) on the opossums. The American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, and the… Expand
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