The life cycle and biological characteristics of Dermacentor silvarum Olenev (Acari: Ixodidae) under field conditions.

@article{Yu2010TheLC,
  title={The life cycle and biological characteristics of Dermacentor silvarum Olenev (Acari: Ixodidae) under field conditions.},
  author={Zhijun Yu and Hongyuan Zheng and Ze Chen and Bin Zheng and Hui Ma and Jingze Liu},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={168 3-4},
  pages={323-8}
}
In this study, we investigated the life cycle and biological characteristics of all developmental stages of Dermacentor silvarum under field conditions in Hebei province in North China. Larvae, nymphs and adults were fed on rabbits, and maintained under natural lighting and climate conditions. Ticks were released into a confined plot located in natural tick habitat, and we observed the host questing behavior and seasonal occurrence. Due to a behavioral diapause in females and the… CONTINUE READING