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Table 2 Tick species identified, season of collection, number, gender and feeding status of ticks

From: Ticks and associated pathogens collected from cats in Sicily and Calabria (Italy)

Tick species and season of collection Number of male ticks (%) Number of female ticks (%) [% of ticks engorged] Total
Ixodes ventalloi a,b,d 12 (19) 50 (81) [88] 62
Ixodes ricinus a,b,d 13 (65) 7 (35) [100] 20
Ixodes spp.a,b,d 0 (0) 5 (100) [100] 5
Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu latob,c 14 (50) 14 (50) [42,8] 28
Rhipicephalus pusillus b,c 17 (100) 0 (0) [0] 17
TOTAL 56 (42) 76 (58) [81,5] 132
  1. aWinter; bSpring; cSummer; dAutumn. No male tick was engorged