Ixodes ricinus

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Ix·o·des ric·i·'nus

the castor bean tick, a Eurasian species that infests cattle, sheep, and wild animals, and transmits the piroplasm Babesia divergens, the tick-borne encephalitis virus, and the Lyme disease bacterium.


a genus of hard-bodied ticks in the family Ixodidae. Some species are vectors of disease.

Ixodes angustus
a dog tick.
Ixodes canisuga
a dog tick found also on foxes and occasionally other species in Europe.
Ixodes cookei
found on most species.
Ixodes cornuatus
found on dogs and other species in Australia; may cause paralysis.
Ixodes dammini
a three-host tick, important transmitter of Borrelia burgdorferi in the USA.
Ixodes hexagonus
the hedgehog tick, found also on dogs and other species in Europe.
Ixodes holocyclus
a tick of bandicoots in Australia; found also on other species. Transmits Coxiella burnetii and causes tick paralysis by a toxin secreted by its salivary glands. It also produces a cardiovascular component which causes intense vasoconstriction, high blood pressure and death.
Ixodes kingi
the rotund tick of dogs.
Ixodes loricatus
a very rare infestation in New World primates.
Ixodes muris
the mouse tick, found on dogs.
Ixodes ornithorhynchi
the platypus tick.
Ixodes pacificus
the California black-legged tick, found on most species.
Ixodes persulcatus
transmits Babesia spp.
Ixodes pilosus
bush, sour-veld or russet tick found on most species. Does not cause paralysis.
Ixodes ricinus
the castor-bean tick, found on many species of mammals and birds in Europe. Transmits Babesia divergens, B. bovis, Anaplasma, tick pyemia, Coxiella burnetii, several human encephalitides and also causes paralysis.
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Ixodes ricinus. By permission from Samour J, Avian Medicine, Mosby, 2000
Ixodes rubicundus
infests most species but not cat, horse or bird. Causes paralysis.
Ixodes rugosus
found on dogs.
Ixodes scapularis
shoulder or black-legged tick; found on most species. May transmit anaplasmosis and tularemia.
Ixodes sculptus
found on dogs.
Ixodes texanus
found on dogs.
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Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Finland.
Ixodes ricinus and its transmitted pathogens in urban ad peri-urban areas in Europe: new hazards and relevance for public health.
burgdorferi has been primarily detected in Ixodes ricinus, which is prevalent in Europe, I.
The relationships between habitat topology, critical scales of connectivity and tick abundance Ixodes ricinus in a heterogeneous landscape in northern Spain.
Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes ricinus ticks in urban recreational areas of Helsinki.
Ixodes ricinus and Haemaphysalis punctata were found on dogs of El-Kala with a parasite load of 0.
The range of Ixodes ricinus and the risk of Lyme borreliosis will increase northwards when the vegetation period becomes longer.
The highest activity of ticks Ixodes ricinus (common tick, European forest tick) is noted in May-June and September-October.
Lyme hastaligi, Boreflia burgderfori isimli bakterinin neden oldugu ve Ixodes ricinus kompleksindeki kene turleriyle bulastirilan bir hastaliktir (1).
Kene Felci: Daha cok Dermacentor (ABD'de) Ixodes ricinus ve Rhipicephalus sanguines (Avrupa'da) keneleri ile temaslardan sonra bildirilmistir.
Field studies with the European castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus, have shown that approximately 24% of adults are questing at any one time; and studies with caged lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum, in Oklahoma found that the percentage questing varied from 0 in mid-April to 90 during May and early June (Semtner and Hair 1973).