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Comparative Ecology of Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844 (Acarina: Ixodidae)

Grupo de Parasitología Animal, Animalario del Departamento de Reproducción Animal, INIA, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Villamagna S.A., Finca ‘‘La Garganta’’, 14440 Villanueva de Córdoba, Spain
Center for Vector Biology, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Département de Parasitologie et Santé Publique, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat-Instituts B.P. 6202, Morocco
Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, UCM, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Insects 2020, 11(5), 303;
Received: 21 April 2020 / Revised: 8 May 2020 / Accepted: 9 May 2020 / Published: 13 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Insects-Environment Interaction)
The genus Hyalomma belongs to the Ixodidae family and includes many tick species. Most species in this genus are African species, but two of them, Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum, are also found in Europe and, owing to their morphological similarity, it is very difficult to tell them apart. This is a major concern because their phenology and vector capacities are quite different. Moreover, they share many habitats and both are currently spreading to new areas, probably due to climate change and animal/human movements. In this study, we review the described ecology of the two species and provide further interesting data on H. lusitanicum based on the authors’ experience, which could be useful in assessing the risk they pose to humans and animals. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hyalomma lusitanicum; Hyalomma marginatum; ecology Hyalomma lusitanicum; Hyalomma marginatum; ecology
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Valcárcel, F.; González, J.; González, M.G.; Sánchez, M.; Tercero, J.M.; Elhachimi, L.; Carbonell, J.D.; Olmeda, A.S. Comparative Ecology of Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844 (Acarina: Ixodidae). Insects 2020, 11, 303.

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Valcárcel F, González J, González MG, Sánchez M, Tercero JM, Elhachimi L, Carbonell JD, Olmeda AS. Comparative Ecology of Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844 (Acarina: Ixodidae). Insects. 2020; 11(5):303.

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Valcárcel, Félix, Julia González, Marta G. González, María Sánchez, José M. Tercero, Latifa Elhachimi, Juan D. Carbonell, and A. S. Olmeda 2020. "Comparative Ecology of Hyalomma lusitanicum and Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844 (Acarina: Ixodidae)" Insects 11, no. 5: 303.

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