Dermacentor variabilis (Say)

Howell, Lindsey, Jelden, Katelyn, Rácz, Elizabeth, Gardner, Scott L. & Gettinger, Donald, 2016, Arthropods infesting small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) near Cedar Point Biological Station in southwestern Nebraska, Insecta Mundi 2016 (478), pp. 1-16: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5170591

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B7E405E4-1ED7-477F-926E-C8A6FDB7FB1D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5185205

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE4F8799-8934-EF2D-FF41-D5DCACB5F9C7

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Dermacentor variabilis (Say)
status

 

Dermacentor variabilis (Say)  

Type host: unknown.

Deposition, host records, and locality: HWML 92007 View Materials , Pm. leucopus   /Station Grounds 2013   ; HWML 92010 View Materials and 101692, Pm. leucopus   /Station Grounds 2013   ; HWML 92011 View Materials , Pm. leucopus   /Station Grounds 2013   ; HWML 92012 View Materials , Pm. leucopus   /Station Grounds 2013   ; HWML 92059 View Materials , Pm. maniculatus   /Breen’s Flyway 2013   ; HWML 92060 View Materials , R. megalotis   / Breen’s Flyway 2013   ; HWML 92061 View Materials , Pm. leucopus   /Breen’s Flyway 2013   ; HWML 92062 View Materials , R. megalotis   /Breen’s Flyway 2013   ; HWML 92066 View Materials , Pm. leucopus   /Breen’s Flyway 2013   .

Remarks: Dermacentor variabilis   is the most common tick on dogs and humans in Nebraska, known from all regions but the northwest panhandle, with larvae and nymphs occurring in high numbers on deer mice, Peromyscus   , especially in “river bottom woodlands,” and can be found in association with other tick species on the same host individual ( Rapp 1955). We collected 14 adults from humans, and nymphs from many small mammals, especially Peromyscus spp.   , O. leucogaster   , and M. ochrogaster   . The raccoon ( Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758))   and Virginia opossum ( Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792   ) are the principal hosts of the adult stage of the tick in Missouri ( Kollars et al. 2000). The type host and original locality of this species are not known ( Cooley 1938).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Ixodida

Family

Ixodidae

Genus

Dermacentor