Comparative Ecology of Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844 (Acarina: Ixodidae)



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Valcárcel, Félix and González, Julia and González, Marta G. and Sánchez, María and Tercero, José María and Elhachimi, Latifa and Carbonell Bonelo, Juan David and Olmeda García, Ángeles Sonia (2020) Comparative Ecology of Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844 (Acarina: Ixodidae). Insects, 11 (5). p. 303. ISSN 2075-4450

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The genus Hyalomma belongs to the Ixodidae family and includes many tick species. Most species in this genus are African species, but two of them, Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum, are also found in Europe and, owing to their morphological similarity, it is very difficult to tell them apart. This is a major concern because their phenology and vector capacities are quite different. Moreover, they share many habitats and both are currently spreading to new areas, probably due to climate change and animal/human movements. In this study, we review the described ecology of the two species and provide further interesting data on H. lusitanicum based on the authors’ experience, which could be useful in assessing the risk they pose to humans and animals.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hyalomma lusitanicum; Hyalomma marginatum; ecology
Subjects:Medical sciences > Veterinary > Feral and exotic animals
Medical sciences > Veterinary > Animal behavior
ID Code:65039
Deposited On:22 Apr 2021 14:35
Last Modified:23 Apr 2021 07:52

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