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Cover for Cervus elaphus (red deer)

The association of man with deer is long and close. Reindeer thriving at the end of the last glaciation were probably followed, perhaps herded, and...

Cover for Anoplocephalidae

Parasites in the Anoplocephalidae occur in the gastrointestinal tract, bile ducts and pancreatic ducts of domestic and wild ruminants. Their life...


While the camel is regarded as a ship of the desert, the yak is reasonably termed as a ship of the plateau, or more precisely, a sole vehicle of the...

Cover for Phasianus colchicus (common pheasant)

The common pheasant originates from Asia. It was introduced into Greece during the ninth century BC, then into Italy by the Romans and into France...

Cover for Myxozoa

Systematics and Taxonomic Position The phylum Myxozoa Grassé, 1960 currently contains two classes, the Myxosporea Buetschli, 1881 and the...


Adult A. tumida are dark brown to almost black, broad, flattened, measuring approximately 5.7 mm long and 3.2 mm wide. Just after pupation, the...


The first signs of geese date back to the prehistoric era. Sculptures and drawings found in caves of Dordogne (France) demonstrate this. The first...

Cover for Varroa destructor (Varroa mite)

Adult female mites are reddish-brown to dark-brown (Sanford et al., 2007), 1.00-1.77 mm long and 1.50-1.99 wide (Denmark et al., 2000), bodies...


Datasheet Type(s): Veterinary Arthropod, Vector of Animal Disease


S. invicta is omnivorous and foraging fire ants may be found in or on plants because they are preying on phytophagous arthropods associated with...