A Note On The Survival Of Unfed Adult Rhipicephalus Simus Simus Koch,1844

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1968
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DENIS B
BAILEY K. P.
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THE life-cycle periods of Rhipicephalus simus simus have been described by Lounsbury (1905), Lewis (1932) and Theiler (1956), but there is a scarcity of data on the length of survival of unfed instars. In view of the fact that this tick has been incriminated as a vector of rickettsial diseases in man, of East Coast fever (Theileria parva), anaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale) and redwater (Babesia bigemina) in cattle, and of piroplasmosis (Babesia trautmanni) in swine, information on this latter aspect may be of practical interest. This paper records the survival under laboratory conditions of unfed R. s. simus adults for a period of 32 months and their subsequent production of normal progeny.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 45 (4), p. 203-206