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Article written by Cal Fremling and Allan Gastfriend (Ecological Research, University of Utah in Dugway, Utah) regarding the life cycle of the tick Dermacentor parumapertus. From the summary: "An investigation was made of the seasonal abundance of the tick, Dermacentor parumapertus, which is parasitic on the black-tailed jack rabbit, Lepus californicus. This one-year study was made in a vegetated sand dune area in Tooele County, Utah. Approximately 8300 ectoparasites were collected and identified in addition to the quasi-endoparasitic Cuterebra (rabbit botfly) larvae." Includes discussion of population counts at different life stages such as larval and nymph, types of hosts and the ticks' effect on local agriculture through those rabbit/rodent hosts. Reprinted from Ecology, January 1955, volume 36, number 1. Part of the Cal R. Fremling Collection.
Biologists; Insects Behavior; Rabbit; Agriculture; Parasites
Fremling, Cal R., "Seasonal abundance of the tick Dermacentor parumapertus" (1955). Cal Fremling Papers. 8.
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