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First Report of Ixodes scapularis Ticks Parasitizing a North American Porcupine in Canada

Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Academic Editor: Theo De Waal
Received: 16 February 2021 / Revised: 18 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
Adult females of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), were collected from a North American porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum, in eastern Ontario, Canada. This porcupine parasitism indicates that an established population of I. scapularis is present in the local vicinity. This tick species is known to parasitize more than 150 different vertebrate hosts, including the North American porcupine. The presence of I. scapularis ticks parasitizing a North American porcupine constitutes a new tick-host record in Canada. View Full-Text
Keywords: tick-host record; north American porcupine; Erethizon dorsatum; ectoparasite; herbivore; blacklegged ticks; Ixodes scapularis; parasitism; Canada tick-host record; north American porcupine; Erethizon dorsatum; ectoparasite; herbivore; blacklegged ticks; Ixodes scapularis; parasitism; Canada
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Scott, J.D. First Report of Ixodes scapularis Ticks Parasitizing a North American Porcupine in Canada. Parasitologia 2021, 1, 45-49. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/parasitologia1020006

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Scott JD. First Report of Ixodes scapularis Ticks Parasitizing a North American Porcupine in Canada. Parasitologia. 2021; 1(2):45-49. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/parasitologia1020006

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Scott, John D. 2021. "First Report of Ixodes scapularis Ticks Parasitizing a North American Porcupine in Canada" Parasitologia 1, no. 2: 45-49. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/parasitologia1020006

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