Seasonal activity and spatial distribution of host‐seeking adults of the tick Dermacentor variabilis

@article{Burg2001SeasonalAA,
  title={Seasonal activity and spatial distribution of host‐seeking adults of the tick Dermacentor variabilis},
  author={Joel G. Burg},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  year={2001},
  volume={15}
}
  • J. G. Burg
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Abstract. The seasonal temporal and spatial distribution and emergence of overwintering and summer cohorts of host‐seeking American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say) (Acari: Ixodidae), adults were examined for 5 years in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Weekly drag cloth sampling was conducted from early March until late September 1992–1995 and early March until the end of May 1996. Overwintering adult cohorts became active in early to mid‐April followed by bimodal host‐seeking activity… 

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