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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)

  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},
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… 



The Influence of Parasite Infection on Mating Success in Spadefoot Toads, Scaphiopus couchii

To the extent that elimination of infection is heritable, toads entering spawning assemblies with heavy burdens should make poor mates; however, extensive field studies show no correlation between mate success and parasite burden.

Host life-history variation in response to parasitism

This paper will only consider parasites whose ‘unfavourable impact’ adversely affects the birth and/or mortality rates of their hosts and ignores intraspecific genetic variation present within both host and parasite populations.

Spatial pattern analysis of Chrysomelobia labidomerae Eickwort (Acari: Tarsonemina; Podapolipidae) on Mexican hosts

A deterministic model, based upon a density dependent k parameter of the negative binomial distribution and population growth parameters derived from laboratory studies of C. labidomerae, was used to estimate the relationship between beetle age, mite load, and stable equilibria for the mite population.

Responses of an Avian Predator and Its Isopod Prey to an Acanthocephalan Parasite

This is the first study to demonstrate in both the laboratory and the field that parasites may produce behaviorally dimorphic prey populations with respect to definitive host foraging patterns, and that infected A. vulgare do not behave like uninfected conspecifics.


The results suggest that parasitic water mites in loads observed in natural populations should reduce the rate of population increase of the host.

Parasites and Sexual Selection: A Macroevolutionary Perspective

The Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis postulates a causal link between parasitism and the evolution of epigamic traits by intersexual selection, which is supported at the microevolutionary level if females show significant preference for lightly or uninfected males, and if intensity of infection reflects host resistance to parasites that depress host fitness by causing disease.

Physiological and behavioural interactions between parasites and invertebrate hosts.

  • H. Hurd
  • Biology
    Advances in parasitology
  • 1990

Population dynamics of Chrysomelobia labidomerae Eickwort, a parasite of the Colorado potato beetle

Abstract The population dynamics of Chrysomelobia labidomerae Eickwort, a podapolipid parasite of the Colorado potato bettle (CPB), Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) in Mexico; and the milkweed leaf

Behavioral Changes in Tribolium Beetles Infected with a Tepeworm: Variation in Effects Between Beetle Species and Among Genetic Strains

Variation in changes in host behavior seen among genetic strains of two species of flour beetles, Tribolium and T. confusum, suggests susceptibility to infection could evolve as a result of future selection and suggests caution is needed before generalizing about expected changes inhost behavior induced by a particular parasite.

Life History and Male Dimorphism in the Mite Kennethiella trisetosa (Acarina: Winterschmidtiidae), and its Symbiotic Relationship with the Wasp Ancistrocerus antilope (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae)

The mite Kennethiella trisetosa is phoretic on adults of the wasp Ancistrocerus antilope and develops in the nest with immature wasps, resulting in female-biased sex ratios.