Amblyomma americanum


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Am·bly·om·ma a·me·ri·ca·'num

the Lone Star tick, a species that is an important pest and vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human ehrlichiosis, found primarily in the southern U.S. and northern Mexico; it occurs on dogs and many other hosts, including other domestic animals, birds, and humans, whom it bites in larval, nymphal, and adult stages.

Lone Star tick

A hard tick native to the southern US, as well as Central and South America, which is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and occasionally Lyme disease.

Amblyomma

a genus of ticks of the family Ixodidae.

Amblyomma americanum
a three-host tick which causes painful bites and tick paralysis and transmits Q fever, tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever of humans. Called also the lone star tick.
Amblyomma cajennense
a three-host tick that transmits spotted fever of human and leptospirosis due to L. pomona. Called also cayenne tick.
Amblyomma hebraeum
a three-host tick that transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater. It also causes severe bite wounds. Called also bont tick.
Amblyomma maculatum
a three-host tick which causes paralysis but does not transmit disease. Called also Gulf coast tick.
Amblyomma pomposum
a three-host tick, a vector for Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater.
Amblyomma variegatum
a three-host tick which transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) and Nairobi sheep disease. Called also variegated or tropical bont tick.
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are transmitted through the bite of an infected Amblyomma americanum tick and are found in regions where this vector is prevalent, primarily the Southeast and south-central and Mid-Atlantic states.
Prevalence of parasitism by Amblyomma americanum on wild turkey poults as influenced by prescribed burning.
The lone star tick, or Amblyomma americanum, is found from Texas to Maine, identifiable by the white spot on its back.
scapularis, Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus) succumbed to nootkatone.
By the next day, they were identified as nymphs of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum L.
Drag cloth sampling, which is relatively inexpensive and easy to standardize by distance or duration, has been shown to catch twice as many adult Amblyomma americanum as walking surveys (Schulze et al.
Twelve-hour duration of cream formulations of three repellents against Amblyomma americanum.
Areas of the southeast, south-central, and mid-Atlantic regions correspond to places where Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star) ticks, the vector of E.
Experimental transmission of Ehrlichia chaffeensis (Rickettsiales: Ehrlichieae) among white-tailed deer by Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae).
Three species of ticks, including Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis were collected from animals as well as from public areas by flagging vegetation in 25 different counties in order to determine areas of greatest risk.