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The Effect of the Podapolipid Mite Chrysornelobia labidornerae on the Sexual and Social Behaviour of its Host, the Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidornera clivicollis)

@inproceedings{Abbot1994TheEO,
  title={The Effect of the Podapolipid Mite Chrysornelobia labidornerae on the Sexual and Social Behaviour of its Host, the Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidornera clivicollis)},
  author={D. K. Abbot},
  year={1994}
}
Interactions between animals, such as mating or fighting, provide opportunities for parasite transmission because parasites can move between hosts when they contact each other. For the hosts, one cost of such conspecific interactions may be infection by sexually or sociallytransmitted parasites. Unparasitized hosts should thus minimize the probability of infection by avoiding conspecifics infected by contagious parasites. Conversely, variation in host-host contact rates affects parasite fitness… 

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