Immature Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing lizards from the southeastern U.S.A.

@article{Oliver1993ImmatureIS,
  title={Immature Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing lizards from the southeastern U.S.A.},
  author={James H. Oliver and Genevieve Cummins and M S Joiner},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1993},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={684-9}
}
Preserved museum specimens of 13 lizard and 3 snake species common in the southeastern U.S.A. were examined for immature Ixodes scapularis Say ticks. Five Eumeces and 4 Ophisaurus lizard species yielded an infestation prevalence of 17.8% for species of Eumeces and 29.0% for species of Ophisaurus. Mean intensity of larvae and nymphs was 7.1 and 2.7… CONTINUE READING