Nymphal survival and habitat distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on Fire Island, New York, USA

@article{Ginsberg2004NymphalSA,
  title={Nymphal survival and habitat distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on Fire Island, New York, USA},
  author={Howard S Ginsberg and Elyes Zhioua},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={533-544}
}
The distribution and survival of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum were studied in deciduous and coniferous wooded habitats and in open habitats on Fire Island, New York, USA. The survival of nymphal I. scapularis in field enclosures was greater in forests than in open habitats, suggesting that greater survival contributes to the higher tick population in the woods. The nymphs of each species were more common in deciduous thickets (predominantly Aronia arbutifolia and Vaccinium… CONTINUE READING