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1 June 2007 Abnormal Morphology of an Adult Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae)
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During a collection of ticks from vegetation in March 2006, a single adult male Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni (Stiles, 1908), was collected that exhibited unique morphological anomalies, including the absence of a leg on the right side of the body. Coxa IV on the right side also was missing in this specimen. Such teratological changes have not been reported previously for D. andersoni.

Shaun J. Dergousoff and Neil B. Chilton "Abnormal Morphology of an Adult Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae)," Journal of Parasitology 93(3), 708-709, (1 June 2007). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1073R.1
Published: 1 June 2007
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