First record of the asian longhorned tick haemaphysalis longicornis in missouri
The Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is an invasive species, originally from eastern Asia, and was first reported in the USA in New Jersey. It is now reported in several eastern states. In 2018, researchers reported H. longicornis in northwest Arkansas (Benton County). This tick species is a proven vector of livestock and human diseases, which prompted the current survey of ticks in southwest Missouri. A tick drag in Greene County, Missouri, produced 2 H. longicornis nymphs on June 9, 2021. This is the first report of this species for both the state and county.
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Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, Missouri
Roberts, Lauren, Bethany Brauer, William L. Nicholson, Bryan N. Ayres, Kip R. Thompson, and David M. Claborn. "First Record of the Asian Longhorned Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis in Missouri." Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 37, no. 4 (2021): 296-297.
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