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Parazitologiia. 1986 Nov-Dec;20(6):431-40.

[Orientational behavior of the ixodid tick Hyalomma asiaticum under desert conditions].

[Article in Russian]


The orientational behaviour of the imago of ticks in natural conditions is based on the optimal using of relatively primitive eyes with the development of a specific mechanism of orientation. A statistical study of tracks of ticks together with the analysis of the optical system and functional possibilities of the eyes have made it possible for the author to suggest a model of orientational mechanism based on different signal meanings of increasing and decreasing of light intensity registered by the eyes from the direction of their main optical axes.

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