The effect of mean winter temperature around 0°C on the population size of the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis, Say (Acarina: Ixodidae)
1975 - Volume: 17 Issue: 2 pages: 208-219
KeywordsAcari Dermacentor variabilis ion and water relations water loss overwintering dormancy effect of population changes temperature
The low temperature characteristics of the tick s water vapor pump, interacting with the winter temperature, will control overwintering survival and thus play a major role in the regulation of the average population size, variations in population size, and the species range.
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