Amblyomma auricularium (Ixodida: Ixodidae) in Florida: New Hosts and Distribution Records.

@article{Mertins2017AmblyommaA,
  title={Amblyomma auricularium (Ixodida: Ixodidae) in Florida: New Hosts and Distribution Records.},
  author={James W. Mertins and Stacey L Vigil and Joseph L Corn},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2017},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          132-141
        }
}
Previous published evidence for the occurrence of an exotic armadillo tick, Amblyomma auricularium (Conil), in Florida is scant, but we found it is fully established and integrated into the state's tick fauna. We collected 11,192 specimens of this tick from naturalized nine-banded armadillos, Dasypus novemcinctus L., and 14 other species of wild native mammals and birds in Florida, while sampling statewide during 2004 through 2007. In all, we document its specific presence only in 14 contiguous… CONTINUE READING
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