Summer time predation on the obligatory off-host stage of an invasive ectoparasite.

@article{Kaunisto2016SummerTP,
  title={Summer time predation on the obligatory off-host stage of an invasive ectoparasite.},
  author={Sirpa Kaunisto and Ilkka Raunismaa and Raine Kortet and Hannu Yl{\"o}nen},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2016},
  volume={143 14},
  pages={
          1960-1973
        }
}
Predation can regulate populations and strongly affect invasion success of novel prey. The deer ked (Lipoptena cervi; Linnaeus 1758) is an invasive ectoparasite of cervids that spends a long period of its life cycle outside the host. Prior to this study, virtually nothing was known about natural summer time predation on the deer ked. We aimed to evaluate the magnitude of summer time predation on L. cervi pupae in different habitats and to identify potential predators. We conducted a set of… CONTINUE READING

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