Taxonomic status of Ixodes didelphidis (Acari: Ixodidae).

  title={Taxonomic status of Ixodes didelphidis (Acari: Ixodidae).},
  author={Marcelo B Labruna and Mauro Toledo Marrelli and J Marcos B Heinemann and Adriano B Fava and Adriana Cortez and Rodrigo Martins Soares and Sidnei Miyoshi Sakamoto and Leonardo Jos{\'e} Richtzenhain and Osvaldo Marinotti and Teresinha Tizu Sato Schumaker},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={39 1},
Ixodes didelphilis Fonseca & Aragão was described in Brazil in 1952 as a new tick species that differed from Ixodes loricatus Neumann by the spiracular plate pattern. We have reared four tick colonies from different geographic areas in the laboratory that were started from single engorged females originally identified as I. didelphidis (BMG, colony ) and I… CONTINUE READING