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ectoparasite

 [ek″to-par´ah-sīt]
a parasite living on the surface of the host's body. adj., adj ectoparasit´ic.

ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt),
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.

ectoparasite

(ĕk′tə-păr′ə-sīt′)
n.
A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.

ec′to·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
ec′to·par′a·sit·ism n.

ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt)
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.

ectoparasite

Any organism living on the outside of another organism and depending on it for nutrition. Lice, ticks and mites may be human ectoparasites.

ectoparasite

see PARASITE.
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In 2013, we collected 51 ectoparasites from Egyptian fruit bats.
Lice (Phthiraptera) are highly specialized parasitic insects, with generally high specificity, unlike most other ectoparasite insects (Marshall 1981).
Studies of ectoparasites in wild raptors are scarce, mainly focusing in looking for the presence of parasites in rehabilitation centers (Perez et al., 1996; Morishita et al., 2001; Miller et al., 2004, Gonzalez-Acuna et al., 2006; Oliveira et al., 2011) and scientific collections (Pfaffenberger & Rosero, 1984; Hunter et al., 1994; Gonzalez-Acuna et al., 2006; Bush et al., 2012).
The taxa of gastrointestinal and macroscopic ectoparasites identified in trapped Perth possums, and their respective prevalences, are consistent with those of other bushland brushtail possum populations in Western Australia (Adams 2003, Thompson et al.
Before DNA extraction, the ectoparasites were washed twice with ethanol (70%) and then with sterile water and dried.
Small rodents and ectoparasites were collected from the actual training sites and surrounding areas to cover as many habitats as possible.
This research was accomplished starting from an adapted secondary database of CUNHA (2013) and structured with information on the presence and absence of ectoparasites, characteristics from the chicken houses, the poultry, the facilities, the geographical location and the management.
The plumage of each bird was thoroughly brushed onto a white tray for the collection of ectoparasites. Attached ectoparasites such as mites and ticks, which could not be removed by brushing, were gently dislodged with a pair of thumb forceps and their sites noted [1].
Notes on mammals of the Fires Creek Area, Nantahala Mountains, North Carolina, including their ectoparasites. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 91:13-17.
The ectoparasites of poultry like ticks, lice and mites play an important role in the transmission of certain pathogens which cause heavy economic losses to poultry industry (Iqbal et al., 2003).