Description of all the stages of Ixodes inopinatus n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae).

  title={Description of all the stages of Ixodes inopinatus n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae).},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Estrada-Pe{\~n}a and Santiago Nava and Trevor N. Petney},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  volume={5 6},
All of the parasitic stages of Ixodes inopinatus n. sp. are described from specimens collected by flagging and on lizards and foxes. The new species replaces I. ricinus in dry areas of the Mediterranean region in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. It has also been collected in areas of western Germany in sympatry with I. ricinus, far of its known distribution range and on an unusual host. The females of the new species can be separated from I. ricinus by the relative dimensions and… CONTINUE READING


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