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1 October 1991 Duration of Attachment by Mites and Ticks on the Iguanid Lizards Sceloporus graciosus and Uta stansburiana
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey
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Abstract

Duration of attachment was determined for the mites Neotrombicula californica and Geckobiella texana and the tick Ixodes pacificus on the iguanid lizards Sceloporus graciosus and Uta stansburiana from southern California. Neotrombicula californica infestations lasted approximately 1 wk. Attachment of Ixodes pacificus larvae and nymphs lasted approximately 8 days on S. graciosus and 16 days on U. stansburiana. Geckobiella texana remained attached to S. graciosus for 5 days and to U. stansburiana for 28 days.

Goldberg and Bursey: Duration of Attachment by Mites and Ticks on the Iguanid Lizards Sceloporus graciosus and Uta stansburiana
Stephen R. Goldberg and Charles R. Bursey "Duration of Attachment by Mites and Ticks on the Iguanid Lizards Sceloporus graciosus and Uta stansburiana," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(4), 719-722, (1 October 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.4.719
Received: 11 January 1991; Published: 1 October 1991
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