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Micro. Bio & Parasitology- Arthropods
Terms in this set (30)
What is dioecious?
separate sexes- uses eggs for reproduction
What are the parts of an insects body?
head, thorax, and abdomen
How many pairs of segmented legs do insects have?
What are two types of metamorphosis that insects go through?
Simple or complex
What is the common name for the Hemiptera Reduviid Bug?
Where is hemiptera/ Reduviid bug or the kissing bug located?
On host's lips and skin of the mouth when feeding
What is the common name for Cimex Lectularius?
How is a bed bug (Hemiptera, true bugs) spread?
Turning around and defecating onto the former feeding site
What is the difference in chewing lice and sucking lice?
Chewing- head is wider than the thorax
Sucking- head is narrower than the thorax
What is the most common flea found on dogs and cats?
Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea)
Is Siphonaptera, Ctenocephalides felis zoonotic?
Yes, adults will bite humans for a blood meal but will not infest humans as they do animals
Which tapeworm does the flea serve as the intermediate host?
What are the two families of sarcoptiform?
Sarcoptiae family- mites that tunnel or burrow within the epidermis
Psoroptidae family- on the surface of the skin or in the ear canal
What is the common name for Otodectes cynotis?
Are Otodectes cynotis (earmties) zoonotic?
Yes, but it's extremely rare
How do you diagnosis Pneumonyssus Canium (nasal mites)?
From the owner's observing mites exiting the dog's nostrils
What is the common name for Cheyletiella parasiteivorax?
What does inornate mean?
Solid- colored (reddish or mahogany) and unpatterned
What are the two families of ticks?
Argasidae- Soft bodied
Ixodidae- hard bodied
How long can ticks survive without a blood meal?
What is the vector for spreading Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) to dogs, horses, and humans?
What is the common name for Rhipicephalus sanguineus?
Brown dog tick
Which coleoptera is responsible for producing a substance called cantharidin that causes a fatal colic in horses?
What is the hard outer coating of arthropods?
Which flea is the larger of the two, male or female?
What periodic parasite that is found in the vicinity of swiftly flowing streams, is responsible for making cattle stampede and is the intermediate host in poultry for the protozoan Leucocytozoon?
Simulium Species (Black Fly)
Echidnophaga gallinacea is also known as what?
Sticktight flea of poultry
What are the stages of the flea life cycle?
What are acariasis?
Infestation with mites and ticks
What is the head of a tick?
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