Species and sex biases in ectoparasitism
of dragonflies by mites.
and its associated effects as indicated by our methodology.
Such levels of ectoparasitism
are realistic in a rural habitat; for example, in 1 night in our study in Gologolo, a basic light trap caught 26 fleas in a single room.
of the Brown Cacholote and the Firewood-Gatherer.
ricinus on migratory birds is a common characteristic of ectoparasitism
(34,35), including infestation with ticks (36).
Hypotheses to explain low site fidelity in other cavity-nesting species involve avoidance of ectoparasitism
(Moller 1989, Stanback and Rockwell 2003) or nest predation (Sonerud 1985, Hakkarainen et al.