Accession Number : AD0699821

Title :   ON THE LIFE HISTORY OF HAEMAPHYSALIS BISPINOSA NEUMANN, 1897,

Corporate Author : WEATHER BUREAU ATLANTIC CITY NJ TEST AND EVALUATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Nakamura, T. ; Yajima, A.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The life of Haemaphysalis bispinosa Neumann, 1897, a tick belonging to the family Ixodidae was studied. Rearing and observation were conducted in the laboratory; rabbits were used as a host. The ticks were fed during their feeding period on the ears of rabbits. The average duration of each stage was 24 days in the egg, and 31.4 days in the larva. In the nymph stage 42 days was required for nymphs that become adults within the year and 211 days for nymphs that hibernate. Duration for adults was 31.4 days for adults that die within the year and 139 days for adults that hibernate in the prefeeding period, 106 days for adults that hibernate in the post-feeding period. Generations are repeated twice a year for adults that hibernate, once a year for nymphs that hibernate. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIFE CYCLES), (*TICKS, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), EGGS, LARVAE, NYMPH, ADULTS, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), PHYSIOLOGY, DISTRIBUTION, JAPAN, DISEASE VECTORS.

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE