Ectoparasite Quiz -- Lab Only

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Ectoparasites for Lab only. Please let me know if I have any errors. <3
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is the biting louse of cattle. There are two acceptable answers :)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bovicola Bovis and Damalinia Bovis. Bovicola Bovis and Damalinia Bovis are both types of biting lice that infest cattle. These lice are specifically adapted to live on the bodies of cattle and feed on their blood. Bovicola Bovis and Damalinia Bovis can cause irritation and discomfort for the cattle, leading to scratching and potential damage to their skin and hair. It is important for farmers to regularly inspect and treat their cattle for lice infestations to ensure the health and well-being of their animals.

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  • 2. 

    Give the scientific name for the most common type of flea.

    Explanation
    Ctenocephalides felis is the scientific name for the most common type of flea. This species of flea is commonly known as the cat flea and is found on both cats and dogs. It is the most widespread and abundant flea species, known for its ability to infest domestic animals and cause irritation, itching, and even transmit diseases. The scientific name, Ctenocephalides felis, is used to specifically identify and classify this particular species of flea within the animal kingdom.

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  • 3. 

    Cigar shaped. Give the scientific name space once then give common name (common name is two words)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Demodex Follicular Mite". This is the scientific name for the mite, which is commonly referred to as the "Follicular Mite".

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  • 4. 

    Give the scientific name for the "American Dog Tick"

    Explanation
    Dermacentor Variabilis is the scientific name for the "American Dog Tick." The genus name "Dermacentor" refers to a group of ticks that are known to infest mammals, including dogs. The species name "Variabilis" indicates that this particular tick species has variable characteristics. Therefore, Dermacentor Variabilis is the correct scientific name for the American Dog Tick.

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  • 5. 

    Give the scientific name for the chewing/biting louse of Dogs

    Explanation
    Trichodectus canis is the scientific name for the chewing/biting louse of dogs. The term "Trichodectus" refers to the genus of lice that infest mammals, while "canis" specifically identifies the species that affects dogs. Lice are ectoparasites that live on the host's skin and feed on their blood. Chewing/biting lice, as the name suggests, have mouthparts adapted for biting and chewing on the host's hair and skin. Trichodectus canis is a common louse species found on dogs and can cause itching, irritation, and other discomforts for the host.

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  • 6. 

    *¨*•♫♪¨*•♫* Away in the Mange Mite no skin for a bed... (just trying to get into the holiday spirit....hehe) Give my scientific name. :)

    Explanation
    The given scientific name "Sarcoptes Scabiei" refers to the mite that causes scabies in humans and other animals. Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition characterized by intense itching and a rash. The mite burrows into the skin, causing irritation and inflammation. By providing the correct scientific name, the answer identifies the specific mite responsible for this condition.

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  • 7. 

    Give the scientific name for the SUCKING louse of cattle Notice smaller head compared with BITING louse. Think "Biting Lice have bigger heads to have room for teeth, sucking have smaller heads because the don't need room for teeth just little suckers" :)

    Explanation
    The scientific name for the sucking louse of cattle is Haematopinus eurysternus. The explanation provided suggests that the biting lice have bigger heads to accommodate their teeth, while sucking lice have smaller heads because they do not need space for teeth, only for little suckers.

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  • 8. 

    Similar looking to the sucking louse in cattle (previous question), give the scientific name for the sucking louse in swine

    Explanation
    The scientific name for the sucking louse in swine is Haematopinus suis.

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  • 9. 

    Give the scientific name of the "Lone Star Tick"

    Explanation
    The scientific name for the "Lone Star Tick" is Amblyomma Americanum.

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  • 10. 

    Hi I am Felix the flea. I am not as common as the feline flea. Studying for drugs, I seem to have forgotten my scientific name. Can you list it below please?

    Explanation
    The scientific name for Felix the flea is Ctenocephalides canis.

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  • 11. 

    You would find me doing an ear swab. :) Give my scientific name.

    Explanation
    The scientific name for the organism that is commonly known as "ear mites" is Otodectes cynotis. These mites are parasitic and infest the ears of animals, particularly cats and dogs. They cause irritation and discomfort to the host, leading to symptoms like itching, head shaking, and ear discharge. Identifying the scientific name helps in understanding the specific species responsible for the infestation and aids in appropriate treatment and prevention measures.

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  • 12. 

    My friends call me Rocky You can call me Mr. Rocky Mountain Wood Tick OR my scientific name.....  if you can remember it.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dermacentor Andersoni" because it is mentioned as the scientific name of the speaker, who is referred to as Rocky. The statement suggests that while friends can call him Rocky, others can use his full name or scientific name if they can remember it.

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  • 13. 

    Give scientific name for the Brown Dog Tick

    Explanation
    The scientific name for the Brown Dog Tick is Rhipicephalus Sanguineus.

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