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Distribution of the ticks Ixodes persulcatus and Ixodes pavlovskyi on the boundary of the forest and forest-steppe zones in the Ob region

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Surveys of ixodoid ticks were performed in Novosibirsk Province (Novosibirsk and Toguchin Districts) and in the vicinity of Akademgorodok (Novosibirsk) in 2009–2010. The abundance and distribution of ticks were assessed in 8 types of habitats. Ixodes persulcatus (Schulze, 1930) was collected by flagging in Novosibirsk and Toguchin Districts, with the highest densities of 19 ind./km being observed in habitats with small-leaved trees. Three species of ticks: Ixodes persulcatus, I. pavlovskyi (subspecies I. pavlovskyi occidentalis Filip. et Pan., 1998), and Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabricius, 1794) were recorded in a recreational forest of Akademgorodok. A high abundance (22 ind./km) of I. pavlovskyi was observed in pine forests subjected to considerable recreational load. The abundance of I. persulcatus was the highest in aspen-birch and birch-aspen forests. D. reticulatus was captured in pine forests and fallow lands, its abundance varying from 0.2 to 2 ind./km.

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Original Russian Text © N.N. Livanova, S.G. Livanov, V.V. Panov, 2011, published in Parazitologiya, 2011, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 94–103.

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Livanova, N.N., Livanov, S.G. & Panov, V.V. Distribution of the ticks Ixodes persulcatus and Ixodes pavlovskyi on the boundary of the forest and forest-steppe zones in the Ob region. Entmol. Rev. 91, 1184–1189 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0013873811090120

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Keywords

  • West Nile Virus
  • Entomological Review
  • Fallow Land
  • Dermacentor Reticulatus
  • Taiga Tick