Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

DOI

10.1093/jme/tjab058

Publication Title

Journal of Medical Entomology

Pages

1-7

Abstract

Adult females and males of Ixodes affinis and Ixodes scapularis are illustrated by focus stacking image photography, and morphological character states are described that reliably differentiate the two species. In conjunction with other environmental cues, such as the questing phenology of adults, these characteristics will enable the rapid identification of adults of either sex along the southern Coastal Plain of the United States, where these species are sympatric.

Comments

This work is written by a US Government employee and is in the public domain in the U.S.

Original Publication Citation

Nadolny, R. M., Toliver, M., Gaff, H. D., Snodgrass, J. G., & Robbins, R. G. (2021). Focus stacking images of morphological character states for differentiating the adults of Ixodes affinis and Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in areas of sympatry. Journal of medical entomology, 1-7, Article tjab058. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab058

ORCID

0000-0002-4034-2684 (Gaff)

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