Share this article    



Boophilus microplus (Canestrini) (Acaridae: lxodidae) on the bovine host. l. Mortality during the development cycle

Bennett, G.F.

1974 - Volume: 16 Issue: 4 pages: 643-650


Acari Ixodidae Boophilus microplus developmental stages experimental study mortality


The major mortality of Boophilus microplus on the bovine host occurred during the 24 hours following infestation. Dead and living ticks continued to drop from the host throughout the parasitic cycle. The living ticks dropping from the host were smaller than those developing normally. Most ticks fell from the host at night. The pattern of tick loss, expressed as a percentage of the total ticks lost over the period of study, was essentially the same for both resistant and susceptible animals, while differing in average total numbers dropping, more larvae dropping from the resistant hosts.

Please read and follow the instructions to post any comment or correction.

Article editorial history
Date published:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
1974 Bennett, G.F.
 Download article

Download the citation
RIS with abstract 
(Zotero, Endnote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks, Mendeley)
RIS without abstract 
(Zotero, BibTeX)
(PubMed, Txt)
Article metrics
Number of distinct pdf views

Cited by: view citations with

Search via ReFindit