Conspecificity of the ticks Ixodes scapularis and I. dammini (Acari: Ixodidae).

  title={Conspecificity of the ticks Ixodes scapularis and I. dammini (Acari: Ixodidae).},
  author={James H. Oliver and M R Owsley and Heather Hutcheson and Angela M. James and C. Chen and William S Irby and Ellen M. Dotson and Denson Kelly Mclain},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={30 1},
Reciprocal crosses between Ixodes dammini Spielman, Clifford, Piesman & Corwin from Massachusetts and Ixodes scapularis Say from Georgia produced offspring through the F3 generation when the experiment was discontinued. Reciprocal I. dammini x Ixodes pacificus Cooley & Kohls (California) and I. scapularis x I. pacificus crosses produced F1 progeny; however, all progeny were sterile. Assortative mating experiments between I. dammini and I. scapularis indicated that males and females of both… CONTINUE READING
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