Amblyomma aureolatum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing margay (Leopardus wiedii) in Rio Grande do Sul

Amblyomma aureolatum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitando Gato-Maracajá (Leopardus wiedii) no Rio Grande do Sul

João Ricardo Martins José Reck Jr Rovaina Laureano Doyle Nadine Louise Nicolau da Cruz Anelise Webster de Moura Vieira Ugo Araújo Souza About the authors

We report the finding of Amblyomma aureolatum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing margay (Leopardus wiedii) in the locality of Gravataí (29º 47' 12.9'' S and 50º 53' 44.1'' W; 241 m alt.), State of Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil. This is the first report of this species of Ixodidae on margay in Southern Brazil. This finding indicates an increased number of hosts for this tick species.

Amblyomma aureolatum; ixodidae; margay; Leopardus wiedii; Rio Grande do Sul


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