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Table 1 Overview of parts with ticks on different hosts with tick prevalence (proportion of individuals with ticks), mean, median and max tick abundance (number of ticks if present), proportion of life stages (as a total of all life stages) and overall density (ticks per cm2)

From: Tick infestation on medium–large-sized mammalian hosts: are all equally suitable to Ixodes ricinus adults?

Species Part No. Prevalence (%) Mean abundance Median abundance Max abundance Percentage larvae (%) Percentage nymphs (%) Percentage adults (%) Overall density
Roe deer Entire body 29 100 62 42 196 3 27 71 0.028
  Back 29 100 13 7 53 2 0 98 0.064
Belly 58 100 7 4 30 10 1 89 0.031
Head 29 100 10 6 33 47 0 53 NA
Leg 116 100 6 4 25 56 10 33 0.042
Neck 29 100 15 9 52 1 0 99 0.052
Badger Entire body 14 71 2 1 6 0 5 95 0.001
  Back 14 7 1 1 1 0 0 100 0.016
Belly 28 18 1 1 1 0 0 100 0.006
Head 14 7 3 3 3 0 33 67 NA
Leg 56 7 1 1 1 0 0 100 0.012
Neck 14 21 2 1 5 0 0 100 0.014
Red fox Entire body 6 100 8 7.5 16 0 0 100 0.002
  Back 6 33 3 2.5 4 0 0 100 0.008
Belly 12 25 1 1 1 0 0 100 0.010
Head 6 33 6 7 8 0 0 100 NA
Leg 24 13 1 1 2 0 0 100 0.005
Neck 6 33 2 1.5 5 0 0 100 0.014
Squirrel Entire body 17 88 56 46 187 28 70 2 2.014