Chapter 10. Arthropods as Parasites of Wildlife

  1. John L. Capinera Professor Chairman

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch10

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

How to Cite

Capinera, J. L. (2010) Arthropods as Parasites of Wildlife, in Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch10

Author Information

  1. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332995

Online ISBN: 9781444317688

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Keywords:

  • arthropods as parasites of wildlife;
  • mites - development similar to insects;
  • ticks - most important ectoparasites affecting wildlife;
  • lice - small, wingless ectoparasites of mammals and birds;
  • bugs - large and diverse in form and function;
  • flies - characterized by only one pair of wings;
  • fleas - blood required for successful development of eggs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mites and Ticks (Arachnida: Acari or Acarina: Several Orders)

  • Insects (Insecta)

  • Flies (Diptera: Several Families)

  • Fleas (Siphonaptera)

  • Other Taxa of Occasional Importance

  • Summary

  • References and Additional Reading