Ecological characterization of a tick community across a landscape gradient exhibiting differential anthropogenic disturbance in the Atlantic Forest ecoregion in Argentina

Authors
Lamattina, Daniela; Venzal, José Manuel; Costa, Sebastián Andrés; Arrabal, Juan Pablo; Flores, S.; Berrozpe, Pablo Eduardo; González-Acuña, Daniel; Guglielmone, Alberto; Nava, Santiago
Publication Year
2018
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
An ecological analysis of a tick (Ixodida: Ixodidae) community across a landscape gradient presenting differential anthropogenic disturbance in the Atlantic Forest ecoregion in Argentina was performed. Ticks were collected from vegetation and hosts between September 2014 and August 2016. A total of 12 697 free‐living ticks and 3347 specimens from hosts were collected, including 317 ticks infesting humans. The values obtained show considerable species diversity in the forest environment accompanied by low equitability. The similarity index derived from a comparison of forest and agricultural environments was higher than that calculated by comparing forest and urban environments. The data suggest that although a cycle of one generation per year is apparent in some species, more than one cohort may co‐exist within the populations of some of these species. Well‐marked patterns of the seasonal distribution of free‐living tick species emerged in environments with no anthropic modification. The results indicate that forest environments are more suitable habitats than agricultural and urban environments for many species of native tick, but are unsuitable for exotic species that have successfully established in environments that have been modified by man.
EEA Rafaela
Fil: Lamattina, Daniela. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical (Misiones); Argentina
Fil: Venzal, José Manuel. Universidad de la República. CENUR Litoral Norte-Salto. Facultad de Veterinaria. Laboratorio de Vectores y Enfermedades Transmitidas; Uruguay
Fil: Costa, Sebastián Andrés. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical (Misiones); Argentina
Fil: Arrabal, Juan Pablo. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical (Misiones); Argentina
Fil: Flores, S. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical (Misiones); Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Berrozpe, Pablo Eduardo. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical (Misiones); Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: González-Acuña, Daniel. Universidad de Concepción. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. Departamento de Ciencia Animal; Chile
Fil: Guglielmone, Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina.
Fil: Nava, Santiago. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Source
Medical and veterinary entomology 25 January 2018
Subject
Ixodidae
Medio Ambiente
Huéspedes
Factores Ecológicos
Environment
Hosts
Ecological Factors
Garrapatas
Región Bosque Atlántico
Access level
Restricted access
License
Repository
INTA Digital (INTA)
Institution
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
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