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Table 4 Summary of the ectoparasite species found and their infection parameters in Namaqua rock mice

From: The Namaqua rock mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis) as a potential reservoir and host of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary importance in South Africa

Taxon Species Larva Nymph Male Female Total Prevalence (%) Mean abundance (±SE)
Fleas Xenopsylla brasiliensis - - 351 240 591 61.2 2.74 (±0.299)
Chiastopsylla godfreyi - - 75 113 188 28.7 0.87 (±0.150)
Epirimia aganippes - - 91 127 218 26.9 1.01 (±0.171)
Dinopsyllus ellobius - - 18 - 18 6 0.08 (±0.024)
Demeillonia granti - - 1 - 1 0.5 0.00 (±0.005)
Lice Hoplopleura aethomydis - - 10 101 111 12 0.51 (±0.20)
Hoplopleura patersoni - - 162 31 193 16.2 0.89 (±0.270)
Polyplax praomydis - - 14 7 21 5.1 0.10 (±0.039)
Mites Trombiculidae (chiggers) 3001 - - - 3001 25.9 13.89 (±3.235)
Androlaelaps rhabdomysi - 84 33 63 180 20.4 0.83 (±0.231)
Androlaelaps marshalli - 1 - - 1 0.5 0.00 (±(0.005)
Androlaelaps zuluensis - - - 32 32 0.5 0.15 (±0.148)
Laelaps roubaudi - - 4 27 31 3.7 0.14 (±0.087)
Laelaps simillimus - - - 2 2 0.5 0.01 (±0.009)
Laelaps sp. - 5 11 30 46 5.6 0.21 (±0.136)
Ticks R. appendiculatus 1 1 - - 2 0.9 0.01 (±0.007)
R. warburtoni/arnoldi 16 3 - - 19 5.1 0.09 (±0.029)
R. decoloratus 3   - - 3 1.4 0.01 (±0.008)
R. distinctus 956 306 - - 1262 67.1 5.84 (±1.056)
R. evertsi evertsi 4   - - 4 1.9 0.02 (±0.009)
Rhipicephalus spp. 2   - - 2 0.9 0.01 (±0.007)
Haemaphysalis spp. 382 67 - - 449 35.6 2.07 (±0.636)
Ixodes spp. 4 - - - 4 1.4 0.02 (±0.015)