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- Käkelä, Reijo, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Comparative biochemistry and physiology 2015 v.179 pp. 62-70
- Alces alces; Hippobosca; Lipoptena cervi; blood; blood meal; diapause; diet; ectoparasites; fatty acid composition; females; fur; gas chromatography; imagos; insects; males; metamorphosis; monounsaturated fatty acids; parasitism; polyunsaturated fatty acids; prepupae; progeny; pupae; wings
- ... Metamorphosis and diet often influence fatty acid (FA) signatures (FAS) of insects. We investigated FAS in a hematophagous ectoparasite, the deer ked (Lipoptena cervi). Deer keds shed their wings upon attachment on the host and, thus, the FAS of an individual blood-fed imago/pupa in the fur of its host can be traced back to the blood FA profile of a single moose (Alces alces). Host blood and diffe ...