Which factors regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats?

@article{Loureno2008WhichFR,
  title={Which factors regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats?},
  author={Sofia Lourenço and Jorge M. Palmeirim},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={104},
  pages={127-134}
}
We studied the factors which regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats, using the Schreiber’s bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) and its ectoparasites as a model. For this, we searched 969 bats during 2003 and 2004 at important stages of the bat yearly cycle and found four ectoparasite species regularly occurring on them: two nycteribiids (Nycteribia schmidlii and Penicillidia conspicua), one wing mite (Spinturnix psi), and one hard tick (Ixodes simplex simplex… 
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