Species and sex biases in ectoparasitism of dragonflies by mites

@inproceedings{Lajeunesse2004SpeciesAS,
  title={Species and sex biases in ectoparasitism of dragonflies by mites},
  author={Marc J. Lajeunesse and Mark R. L. Forbes and Bruce Smith},
  year={2004}
}
An important problem in understanding the evolution of parasite host range is determining the extent to which parasite fitness varies among host species and the factors affecting that fitness variation. We present a detailed investigation on the patterns of host use and successful parasitism of two dragonfly species by the ectoparasitic water mite, Limnochares americana Lundblad. In our field surveys, we found both species biases and sex biases in parasitism by mites, which appear explained by… CONTINUE READING