Notes on the biology of Amblyomma dissimile Kock, 1844 (Acari: Ixodida) on Bufo marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) from Brazil

Abstract

Amblyomma dissimile is a common ectoparasite of cold blooded animals and is an accidental ectoparasite of some wild mammals. Details of the biology of specimens from the State of Amapá were studied in the laboratory in a humidity chamber at an average environmental temperature of 19.5 °C, using Bufo marinus as host for the time in Brazil. We also report the first record of this species in the State of Minas Gerais.

Amblyomma dissimile; tick; ixodida; biology


ABSTRACT

Notes on the biology of Amblyomma dissimile Kock, 1844 (Acari: Ixodida) on Bufo marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) from Brazil

Teresinha Tizu Sato Schumaker1

Darci Moraes Barros2

Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Parasitologia, Laboratório de Acarologia, São Paulo, Brasil

Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba, Secretaria Municipal do Meio Ambiente, Museu de História Natural. Setor de Parasitologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Amblyomma dissimile is a common ectoparasite of cold blooded animals and is an accidental ectoparasite of some wild mammals. Details of the biology of specimens from the State of Amapá were studied in the laboratory in a humidity chamber at an average environmental temperature of 19.5 °C, using Bufo marinus as host for the time in Brazil. We also report the first record of this species in the State of Minas Gerais.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    01 June 2009
  • Date of issue
    Mar 1994
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