ectoparasitism


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in·fes·ta·tion

(in-fes-tā'shŭn),
Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, for example, body lice.
Synonym(s): ectoparasitism

ectoparasitism

the state in which the ectoparasite is living on the surface of the host's body.
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Species and sex biases in ectoparasitism of dragonflies by mites.
hemapterus ectoparasitism 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.
Botfly ectoparasitism 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.