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Author Waudby, Helen P. ♦ Petit, Sophie
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Immunology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Medical Microbiology
Abstract The ornate kangaroo tick, Amblyomma triguttatum triguttatum, was recently recorded on southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. We examined seasonal fluctuations in A. triguttatum triguttatum life stages (adult, larva, and nymph) and its distribution on the peninsula. We used in situ CO2 traps and dragging cloths to determine monthly fluctuations in free-living ticks at four sites at Innes National Park from January to December 2006, and to determine the tick’s distribution on wider Yorke Peninsula. At each site, 166 m2 of ground surface were directly sampled with cloths, representing 16 1-m2 CO2 stations and three 1-m-wide 50-m transects. Adult A. triguttatum triguttatum were present in January and February and from August to December, with a peak (n = 54) occurring in November. Larvae were present from February to August, with their highest density (n = 3067) detected in March. Nymphs were collected from January to April and from August to December, with the highest density (n = 61) detected in September. Overall, A. triguttatum triguttatum numbers were highest in March when larvae peaked, and few ticks were detected in January (summer) or July (winter). Ticks occurred at several sites on southern Yorke Peninsula, supporting their invasive status.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-06-22
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 101
Issue Number 5
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1203
Ending Page 1208

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