Interaction between acari ectoparasites and rodents in Suez Governorate, Egypt

Younis, T.A.; Fayad, M.E.; el Hariry, M.A.; Morsy, T.A.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology 25(2): 377-394


A survey of the rodents and their ectoparasites in the Suez Governorate of Egypt, was conducted. In descending order of abundance, the rodents were Rattus norvegicus, R. rattus alexandrinus, R. r. frugivorus, Acomys cahirinus, Gerbillus gerbillus asyutensis and Mus mus praetextus The ectoparasites, Rhipicephalus sp. and Hyalomma sp. larvae found, were mainly on G. gerbillus and A. cahirinus. Ornithonyssus bacoti and Laelaps nuttalli were collected mainly from R. rattus and R. norvegicus.