"Haemaphysalis longicornis" » "Haemaphysalis lobicornis"
Publication Date: 2019.
Until recently, only two haemaphysaline species, Haemaphysalis chordeilis (Packard, 1869) and Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (Packard, 1869), were known to occur in the United States, and neither was considered to be of significant medical or veterinary importance. In 2017–2018 established populations of the Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901, were detected in the eastern US for the first time. Haemaphysalis longicornis has the potential to be a significant threat to human and animal health, and the urgent need to determine the full extent of its distribution and host range requires availability of a straightforward and practical guide to differentiate it from native species. We created a pictorial dichotomous key to all stages of Haemaphysalis spp. known to occur in North America with scanning electron photomicrographs of all H. longicornis life stages, including rarely seen males, to aid researchers in differentiating these species. The largely Neotropical species Haemaphysalis juxtakochi Cooley, 1946, with established populations in Mexico and sporadic detections in the US on migrating birds is also included.
Author affiliation: Egizi, Andrea M. Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division, Titon Falls; Estados Unidos. Rutgers University; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Robbins, Richard G. Smithsonian Institution. Department of Entomology; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Beati, Lorenza. Georgia Southern University. Institute for Coastal Plain Science. United States National Tick Collection; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Nava, Santiago. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Author affiliation: Evans, Colleen R. Georgia Southern University. Institute for Coastal Plain Science. United States National Tick Collection; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Occi, James L. Rutgers University; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Fonseca, Dina M. Rutgers University; Estados Unidos
Repository: INTA Digital (INTA). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria