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Table 2 Cumulative counts, prevalence, number of males and females, and male: female ratio of ticks identified

From: Ixodid ticks of traditionally managed cattle in central Nigeria: where Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus does not dare (yet?)

Tick species Total Mean prevalence% Males Females Male: female ratio
(95% confidence interval)
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus 1890 41.4 473 1417 1 : 3
(36.5–46.3)
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus 819 15.4 189 630 1 : 3.3
(11.9–19.0)
Rhipicephalus guilhoni 434 12.0 302 132 2.3 : 1
(7.2–16.8)
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) geigyi 306 7.6 45 261 1 : 5.8
(6.1–9.1)
Hyalomma truncatum 681 7.4 469 212 2.2 : 1
(5.8–9.0)
Amblyomma variegatum 361 6.3 245 116 2.1 : 1
(4.5–8.1)
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) spp. 205 4.1 12 193 1 : 16
(2.9–5.4)
Rhipicephalus simus Group 239 4.0 155 84 1.8 : 1
(2.5–5.5)
Rhipicephalus turanicus 39 1.2 22 17 1.3 : 1
(0.5–2.0)
Rhipicephalus sanguineus 10 0.3 4 6 1 : 1.5
(0.03–1.0)
Hyalomma rufipes 26 0.2 18 8 2.2 : 1
(0.1–0.4)
Rhipicephalus lunulatus 1 <0.1 1 1 : 0
(0.0–0.0)