Fecundity and Development of the Lone Star Tick on Woodlot-Pastured Braford and Hereford Heifers

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When infestations of Amblyomma americanum (L.) on Braford (Brahman X Hereford crossbreed) and Hereford heifers were compared, Braford were significantly less susceptible to infestation by larvae and adults and caused a greater reduction of % molt of nymphs and dry postmolt wt of males. Weight of females and egg mass wt of females collected from Braford were less than wt of females and egg mass wt of females collected from Hereford, but no differences were found between breeds for % hatch of eggs. Periodic sampling showed fewer larvae and females on Braford at the various stages of engorgement.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1980

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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