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The mite-host association presented here are novel, and it is the first time to record mites parasitizing mosquito pupa.
Copepods known from histopathological surveys of commercially important bivalves are mainly reported parasitizing the intestinal tract (Cremonte, 2011).
Type II functional response was obtained at all temperatures tested (10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 32.5[degrees]C) and host density of Diaeretiella rapae (M'Intosh) parasitizing Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko), the maximum parasitism rate was observed in density of 64 hosts, ranged from 3.00 [+ or -] 0.67 at 10[degrees]C to 24.20 [+ or -] 0.94 at 25[degrees]C, the searching efficiency (a) was highest at 15[degrees]C and then decreased linearly as the temperature increased to 32.5[degrees]C, the searching efficiency ranged from 0.080 [+ or -] 0.008 h-1 at 15[degrees]C to 0.032 [+ or -] 0.017 h at 10[degrees]C, the handling time (Th) decreased linearly with increasing temperature from 10 to 25[degrees]C.
taeniaeformis have been mentioned parasitizing Leopardus geoffroyi (d'Orbigny and Gervais, 1844) (Carnivora: Felidae) in a protected area of central Argentina (Lihue Calel National Park) (Beldomenico et al., 2005).
A reduction in the parasitism rates with increasing host density has also been reported in Trichogramma evanescens Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) parasitizing Lepidoptera eggs (AYVAZ et al., 2008).
Kren (1996) recorded desertion in blackbirds of different ages and social status only at experimentally parasitized nests that suffered egg damage, despite parasitizing more than 1000 nests with model cowbird eggs in Nebraska.
Zuk and her colleagues found in the 1990s that Kauai had intense fly infestations, parasitizing one-third of the crickets.
-- Hannemania mite larvae are known to infest a variety of amphibian species but no data exist for characteristics of Hannemania parasitizing the cliff chirping frog, Eleutherodactylus marnockii.
This story began when Brunner, who directs WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, Washington, discovered the wasp, Colpoclypeus florus, parasitizing leafrollers in central Washington.
And the animals and plants that do the parasitizing are as varied as their hosts.