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Table 1 Collected ticks from small mammals per tick species, developmental stage and per small mammal species

From: The enzootic life-cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) and tick-borne rickettsiae: an epidemiological study on wild-living small mammals and their ticks from Saxony, Germany

Tick species and developmental stage No. of ticks collected Number of ticks per small mammal species/number of small mammals infested
Myodes glareolus Apodemus flavicollis Apodemus agrarius Mustela nivalis Microtus arvalis
Ixodes ricinus 2802 1439/391 1281/186 65/7 1/1 16/4
 Larva 2583 1290/385 1219/179 59/7 1/1 14/4
 Nymph 219 149/87 62/22 6/3 2/2
Ixodes trianguliceps 3 3/3
 Nymph 3 3/3
Ixodes spp. 208 111/61 87/32 9/2 1/1
 Larva 187 100/56 81/30 5/2 1/1
 Nymph 21 11/9 6/2 4/1
Dermacentor reticulatus 310 293/32 3/3 14/2
 Larva 159 151/29 3/3 5/1
 Nymph 151 142/25 9/2
Ticka 7 6/6 1/1
  1. aNot identified (damaged)