Blood meals from EVEV reservoirs (hispid
cotton rat and cotton mouse combined) were a large percentage of total blood meals from all regions, constituting 48% of total blood meals from the lower, 84% from the middle, and 50% from the upper ENP region (Table 2).
Description (adults).--Body: moderately large, hypogean species with troglomorphic facies and depigmented integument; weak hispid
granulation on lateral surfaces of carapace, on cheliceral hand, on base of movable chelal finger and on distal part of chelal hand.
--Antennal segment I slender, elongate, longer than 1.75, sparsely clothed with hispid
Remarks: Differs from Globigerina bulloides in loose embracing, radial elongation of the final chambers, visible aperture (slit) on the spiral side, and in having a thinner and less hispid
One factor facilitating the northward range expansion of hispid
cotton rats has likely been a switch to occupancy of deeper burrows that extend below the frost line (Dunnum 2002).
Surface reticulate, hispid
, conulose with the conules distributed in alignements.
The rodents identified thus far include: Woodchuck (Marmota monax); Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni); Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi); Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris); Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis); Hispid
Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus); and Capybara (Hydrochaeris holmesi).
floridana, the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris (Harlan) and the hispid
cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus Say and Ord) or 2 non-indigenous Rattus species (the black rat, R.
(40) The coconut leaf beetle (also known as coconut hispid
or palm leaf beetle), an alien species that was first discovered in Hainan province in June 2002, is posing an unprecedented threat to trees of the palm family.
Tissue samples of the opossum (Dideiphis virginiana), raccoon (Procyon lotor), hispid
cot ton rat (Sigmodon hispidus), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), and the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogastor) were examined microscopically for merozoites and/or sarcocysts.