Advertisement

Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Description of two new species of Dermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from Oriental Asia

Abstract

Dermacentor tamokensis n. sp. and Dermacentor pseudocompactus n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae) are described based on adults ex wild boar and vegetation from China, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam and males ex wild boar from Nepal, respectively. Adults of D. tamokensis n. sp. are similar to those of D. taiwanensis Sugimoto, 1935 and D. atrosignatus Neumann, 1906 but can be distinguished by the colour pattern of the conscutum and scutum, the size and density of punctations on the pseudoscutum and scutum, the width of the cornua, and the shape of female genital structures. Males of D. pseudocompactus n. sp. are most similar to those of D. compactus Neumann, 1901 but can be distinguished by the colour pattern, sculpture and punctations of the conscutum, and the shape and length of the coxal spurs.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6

References

  1. Apanaskevich, D. A., & Apanaskevich, M. A. (2015a). Description of a new Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) species from Thailand and Vietnam. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52, 806–812.

  2. Apanaskevich, M. A., & Apanaskevich, D. A. (2015b). Description of new Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) species from Malaysia and Vietnam. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52, 156–162.

  3. Apanaskevich, M. A., & Apanaskevich, D. A. (2015c). Reinstatement of Dermacentor bellulus (Acari: Ixodidae) as a valid species previously confused with D. taiwanensis and comparison of all parasitic stages. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52, 573–595.

  4. Guglielmone, A. A., Robbins, R. G., Apanaskevich, D. A., Petney, T. N., Estrada-Peña, A., & Horak, I. G. (2014). The hard ticks of the world (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae). Dordrecht: Springer, 738 pp.

  5. Sun, Y., & Xu, R. (2013). The genus Dermacentor and the subgenus Indocentor (Acari: Ixodidae) from China. Oriental Insects, 47, 155–168.

  6. Wassef, H. Y., & Hoogstraal, H. (1983). Dermacentor (Indocentor) compactus (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae): Identity of male and female. Journal of Medical Entomology, 20, 648–652.

  7. Wassef, H. Y., & Hoogstraal, H. (1984a). Dermacentor (Indocentor) auratus (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae): Identity of male and female. Journal of Medical Entomology, 21, 169–173.

  8. Wassef, H. Y., & Hoogstraal, H. (1984b). Dermacentor (Indocentor) atrosignatus (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae): Identity of male and female. Journal of Medical Entomology, 21, 586–591.

  9. Wassef, H. Y., & Hoogstraal, H. (1986a). Dermacentor (Indocentor) taiwanensis (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae): Identity of male and female. Journal of Medical Entomology, 23, 173–177.

  10. Wassef, H. Y., & Hoogstraal, H. (1986b). Dermacentor (Indocentor) steini (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae): Identity of male and female. Journal of Medical Entomology, 23, 532–537.

Download references

Acknowledgements

We express our sincere thanks to Jun Chen and Wei Duan (Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China), Olga V. Voltzit (Zoological Museum, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia) and Alexei V. Abramov (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia) for making their specimens available for examination and throughout help during this study. We also thank Lance A. Durden (Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA) for his editing of our manuscript.

Funding

DA was supported by Grant Number R15AI096317 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The content is the sole responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases or the National Institutes of Health.

Author information

Correspondence to Dmitry A. Apanaskevich.

Ethics declarations

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All applicable institutional, national and international guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Apanaskevich, D.A., Apanaskevich, M.A. Description of two new species of Dermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from Oriental Asia. Syst Parasitol 93, 159–171 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11230-015-9614-8

Download citation

Keywords

  • Wild Boar
  • Posterior Margin
  • Fine Punctation
  • Genital Aperture
  • Large Punctation