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Related to Ixodes dammini: Borrelia burgdorferi, Ixodes scapularis, Demodex folliculorum, Sarcoptes scabiei, Ixodes muris, Ixodes angustus
a species that is a vector of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and human babesiosis (Babesia microti) in the U.S. Bites causing Lyme disease in humans are from nymphal ticks about the size of a pencil point, infected with B. burgdorferi from white-footed field mice. Adult ticks complete their 2-year life cycle feeding on deer. Also termed I. scapularis.
tickMedical entomology A hematophagous ectoparasitic arthropod of the superfamily Ixodoidea, which is either a hard tick–family Ixodidae or a soft tick–family Argasidae; ticks may be vectors of bacterial and viral infections. See Colorado tick fever, Deer tick, Lone Star tick, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Ticks of interest
Dermacentor andersoni, the North America vector, Rocky Mountain spotted fever–RMSF, Colorado tick fever–CTF, tularemia and tick paralysis
D marginatus Asian vector–Russian spring-summer fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, possibly also Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus and Babesia reservoir for Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus
D occidentalis West coast North America–presumed vector for RMSF, CTF
D parumapertus Southwestern US–vector for RMSF, CTF
D variabilis Eastern US–vector for RMSF, tularemia, CTF, and tick paralysis; Asian and African ticks, vectors of Rickettsialpox
Ixodes dammini Northern deer tick–vector, Babesia microti, Lyme disease agent
Ix·o·des dam·mi·ni(ik-sōdēz dami-nī)
Tick species that is a vector of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and human babesiosis (Babesia microti) in the U.S. Bites causing Lyme disease in humans are from nymphal ticks about the size of a pencil point, infected with B. burgdorferi from white-footed field mice. Adult ticks complete their 2-year life cycle feeding on deer. Also termed I. scapularis.
a genus of hard-bodied ticks in the family Ixodidae. Some species are vectors of disease.
a dog tick.
a dog tick found also on foxes and occasionally other species in Europe.
found on most species.
found on dogs and other species in Australia; may cause paralysis.
a three-host tick, important transmitter of Borrelia burgdorferi in the USA.
the hedgehog tick, found also on dogs and other species in Europe.
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.
the rotund tick of dogs.
a very rare infestation in New World primates.
the mouse tick, found on dogs.
the platypus tick.
the California black-legged tick, found on most species.
transmits Babesia spp.
bush, sour-veld or russet tick found on most species. Does not cause paralysis.
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.
infests most species but not cat, horse or bird. Causes paralysis.
found on dogs.
shoulder or black-legged tick; found on most species. May transmit anaplasmosis and tularemia.
found on dogs.
found on dogs.