Ticks collected from migratory birds, including a new record of Haemaphysalis formosensis, on Jeju Island, Korea

  title={Ticks collected from migratory birds, including a new record of Haemaphysalis formosensis, on Jeju Island, Korea},
  author={C Choi and Chang-Wan Kang and Eun-Mi Kim and Sang Hum Lee and Kyoung-Ha Moon and Mi-Rae Oh and Takeo Yamauchi and Y. Yun},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
Migratory birds may disperse parasites across ecological barriers, and recent climate change may alter the pattern of ectoparasite dispersal via changed patterns of bird migration. In order to document the parasitization of migratory birds by Ixodidae ticks on Jeju Island in Korea, we examined 934 migratory birds comprising 75 species for ticks from 2010 to 2012. In total, 313 ticks were collected from 74 migratory birds across 17 avian species and identified based on morphological keys. These… CONTINUE READING

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