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Ticks parasitizing gallinaceous birds in Canada and first record of Borrelia burgdorferi-infected Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) from California Quail

Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(1): 1–12 (2016) https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.1.1 JOHN D. SCOTT, JOHN F. ANDERSON, LANCE A. DURDEN, MORGAN L. SMITH, JODI M. MANORD & KERRY L. CLARK Abstract In far-western Canada, gallinaceous birds are hosts of hard ticks (Ixodida: Ixodidae) that can carry zoonotic pathogens. In this study, we collected the avian coastal tick, Ixodes…

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Amblyomma dissimile Koch (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizes bird captured in Canada

Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(8): 854–860 (2015) John D. Scott, Lance A. Durden Abstract We document Amblyomma dissimile Koch (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing a bird in Canada. A partially engorged A. dissimile nymph was collected from a Veery, Catharus fuscescens (Stephens) (Passeriformes: Turdidae), in Toronto, Ontario during spring migration. This constitutes the first authentic host record…