The East Indies reptile tick Amblyomma helvolum Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae), taxonomy, biology and new host records, including the first record of human infestation

Mackenzie L. Kwak*, Max D. Jones, Madison E.A. Harman, Samantha N. Smith, Anji D'souza, Tyler Knierim, Curt H. Barnes, Surachit Waengsothorn, Ace Kevin S. Amarga, Chi Chien Kuo, Ryo Nakao

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摘要

Amblyomma helvolum is a widespread, generalist ectoparasite of reptiles in the oriental region, and has the potential to become highly invasive should it be inadvertently introduced outside its native range through the exotic pet trade. All life stages of A. helvolum are re-characterised morphologically and the first examples of nanism (dwarfism) and gynandromorphy (male and female tissue in one animal) for the species are described. Eighteen new hosts records are presented for A. helvolum, including the first case of human infestation. The taxonomy, distribution, ecology, phenology, disease associations, and invasion biology of the species are also discussed.

原文英語
文章編號102224
期刊Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
14
發行號6
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2023 11月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 寄生物學
  • 微生物學
  • 昆蟲科學
  • 傳染性疾病

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