Occurrence of Ixodes pacificus (Parasitiformes: Ixodidae) in Arizona.

C. A. Olson, E. W. Cupp, S. Luckhart, J. M. Ribeiro, C. Levy

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Abstract

Adults and immatures of Ixodes pacificus Cooley & Kohls were collected by flagging vegetation and from lizards during a 3-mo period in the Hualapai Mountain Park, Mohave County, AZ, in 1991. Collections were made at altitudes > or = 2,134 m. Two of 48 gut-salivary gland extracts of adult ticks were positive by IFA using a monoclonal antibody (H5332) specific to Borrelia burgdorferi. These are the first records of I. pacificus and of spirochetes tentatively identified as B. burgdorferi in Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1062
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Entomology
Volume29
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • veterinary(all)

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    Olson, C. A., Cupp, E. W., Luckhart, S., Ribeiro, J. M., & Levy, C. (1992). Occurrence of Ixodes pacificus (Parasitiformes: Ixodidae) in Arizona. Journal of Medical Entomology, 29(6), 1060-1062.