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1 September 2016 Human-Assisted Dispersal Results in the Northernmost Canadian Record of the American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Ixodida: Ixodidae)
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A male American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say) was removed from a human at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, in April 2013. This represents the northernmost record of this species in Canada, which was approximately 1100 km north of its current distributional limits. Reports of adventitious ticks highlight the importance of human activity for transferring ticks to non-endemic areas.
Shaun J. Dergousoff, Timothy J. Lysyk, Susan J. Kutz, Manigandan Lejeune and Brett T. Elkin "Human-Assisted Dispersal Results in the Northernmost Canadian Record of the American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Ixodida: Ixodidae)," Entomological News 126(2), (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.126.0209
Received: 8 January 2016; Accepted: 1 May 2016; Published: 1 September 2016
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