Entomological Review

, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp 125–128 | Cite as

The Tick Ixodes kaiseri (Acari, Ixodidae) in the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia According to the Material from the Collection of Stavropol Anti-Plague Institute

  • N. V. Tsapko


To date, the North Caucasus, particularly the territory of Stavropol Territory, is traditionally indicated as the habitat of the tick Ixodes crenulatus Koch, 1844. I. kaiseri Arthur, 1957 was previously known only from a single site in the Eastern Ciscaucasia. Re-examination of collections from the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia has shown that the overwhelming majority of the specimens from these regions belong to the species I. kaiseri, allowing the revision of common views on the range boundaries of both species.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stavropol Anti-Plague InstituteStavropolRussia

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