Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/56595
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Lipatova, Indrė;Stanko, Michal;Paulauskas, Algimantas;Špakovaitė, Simona;Gedminas, Vaclovas
Title: Fleas (Siphonaptera) in the nests of dormice (Gliridae: Rodentia) in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of medical entomology. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015, vol. 52, iss. 3
Extent: p. 469-474
Date: 2015
Note: IF - 2.255
Keywords: Flea;Siphonaptera;Dormouse;Nest
Abstract: Negative effects of flea (Siphonaptera) parasitism on the host may be expressed in different ways. The aim of this study was to assess distribution of the flea fauna in nests of dormice in Lithuania. Nests of Glis glis (L.), Dryomys nitedula (Pallas), and Muscardinus avellanarius (L.) were collected from nest boxes in 2012 and 2013. Fleas were collected from nests in the laboratory and put into plastic tubes with 70% ethanol. Flea species were identified using morphological keys. From 400 nest boxes, 112 nests of dormice were collected from eight sites from mixed forests of central Lithuania. Twenty-three nests of G. glis were collected from nest boxes, with 16 of them containing 286 fleas belonging to four species: Ceratophyllus sciurorum (Schrank) (259), C. gallinae (Schrank) (23), Hystrichopsylla talpae (Curtis) (3), and Megabothris turbidus (Rothschild) (1). Fourteen nests of M. avellanarius were collected from nest boxes, 4 of which contained 224 fleas belonging to two species: C. sciurorum (221) and C. gallinae (3). Twenty-four nests of D. nitedula were collected from nest boxes, including 17 containing 207 fleas belonging to two species: C. sciurorum (205) and C. gallinae (2). Fifty-one nests of undetermined dormice species also were collected from nest boxes, 12 of them contained 395 fleas belonging to three species: C. sciurorum (374), Ctenophthalmus agyrtes (Heller) (19), and Ctenophthalmus assimilis (Taschenberg) (2). C. sciurorum was a predominant species in the nests of dormice. The occurrence of C. gallinae was documented in Lithuania for the first time
Internet: http://jme.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/03/jme.tjv033
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Kauno Tado Ivanausko zoologijos muziejus
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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