Scientific Notes: Three Species of Aponomma (Acari: Ixodidae) Collected from Imported Reptiles in the United States

@article{Wilson1985ScientificNT,
  title={Scientific Notes: Three Species of Aponomma (Acari: Ixodidae) Collected from Imported Reptiles in the United States},
  author={Nixon Wilson and Susan M. Barnard},
  journal={Florida Entomologist},
  year={1985},
  volume={68},
  pages={478-480}
}
Frequently ticks are accidentally imported to the United States on animals, animal products, and miscellaneous items. Becklund (1968) listed and briefly discussed 71 records of 36 species, in the files of the Bureau of Animal Industry, none of which were Apono'mma. Strickland et al. (1976) discussed records of some introduced species but only mentioned that species of Aponomrma were occasionally found on snakes and lizards imported from Africa and South America. Anderson et al. (1981) discussed… 
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