Amblyomma maculatum

Am·bly·om·ma ma·cu·la·'tum

the Gulf Coast tick, a species that is a pest of livestock in the southeastern U.S.


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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Additional US collections of the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), from the State of Delaware, the first reported field collections of adult specimens from the State of Maryland, and data regarding this tick from surveillance of migratory songbirds in Maryland.
Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma maculatum ticks, North Carolina, USA, 2009-2010.
tigrinum fue descrito por Koch (1844) en Brasil como sinonimo de Amblyomma maculatum, hasta que en 1959 se efectuo una revision concluyendose que A.
Amblyomma maculatum Koch (Gulf Coast tick) has been reported throughout the southeastern United States, California, and Arizona (Goddard & Norment 1983) and on various animals including cattle, deer, mesocarnivores, and ground dwelling birds (Tugwell & Lancaster 1962).
Attempted transmission of Ehrlichia chaffeensis among white-tailed deer by Amblyomma maculatum.
To the Editor: Rickettsia parkeri, a spotted fever group Rickettsia (SFGR) bacterium, is transmitted by Amblyomma maculatum, the Gulf Coast tick (1).
parkeri is detected in 20%-43% of Amblyomma maculatum ticks from the southeast, far greater than the recognized occurrence of R.
parkeri rickettsiosis have been reported in persons living within the recognized range of the tick vector, Amblyomma maculatum, in the United States (1-4; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unpub.
In the United States, Amblyomma maculatum (family Ixodidae) ticks, commonly referred to as Gulf Coast ticks, are the only known natural vector of R.
Observations on an infectious agent from Amblyomma maculatum.
The Amblyomma maculatum Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae: Amblyomminae) tick group: diagnostic characters, description of the larva of A.
The first reported infection with Rickettsia parkeri was in Amblyomma maculatum ticks in Texas >65 years ago (1).