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Table 1 Parameters of the parasitic phase in Dermacentor reticulatus and Dermacentor marginatus females feeding on rabbits in mono-specific and inter-specific groups at 20 ± 3 °C and 38 ± 1 % RH

From: Host-feeding behaviour of Dermacentor reticulatus and Dermacentor marginatus in mono-specific and inter-specific infestations

Species Variable Group M SD Min. Max. Mann–Whitney U test
Dermacentor reticulatus AP mono-specific 2.60 1.43 0.50 5.00 0.9808
inter-specific 2.66 0.98 0.50 4.50
FP mono-specific 10.05 0.88 8.00 11.00 0.1202
inter-specific 9.63 1.55 8.00 12.00
FEW mono-specific 0.41 0.06 0.31 0.53 0.8361
inter-specific 0.42 0.06 0.32 0.55
Dermacentor marginatus AP mono-specific 1.21 0.97 0.50 5.00 <0.0001
inter-specific 2.74 1.12 0.50 4.50
FP mono-specific 13.15 2.53 10.00 17.00 <0.0001
inter-specific 9.45 1.30 8.00 12.00
FEW mono-specific 0.57 0.13 0.38 0.87 0.0155
inter-specific 0.65 0.14 0.40 0.89
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation, AP attachment period (h), FP feeding period (days), FEW female engorged weight (g)