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1 April 2007 The Ornithodoros hasei (Schulze, 1935) (Acari: Argasidae) species group in Argentina
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Six larvae of the genus Ornithodoros were collected in Rio Lavayén, approximately 1km north of Santa Rita, San Pedro Department (24° 28′S, 64° 48′W), Jujuy Province, Argentina, on three species of bats: Molossops temminckii (Burmeister, 1854) (Molossidae), Myotis albescens (E. Geoffroy, 1806) (Vespertilionidae) and Histiotus laephotis Thomas, 1916 (Vespertilionidae). All six larvae were identified as belonging to the Ornithodoros hasei species group, whose members are common parasites of bats throughout the Neotropical Zoogeographic Region. This is the first record of the O. hasei species group in Argentina, and M. temminckii and H. laephotis are new hosts for this tick. Studies of the morphology, genetics and ecology of O. hasei across its vast range will be necessary in order to determine whether sibling species are present.

© 2007 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society
Santiago Nava, José M. Venzal, M. Mónica Díaz, Atilio J. Mangold, and Alberto A. Guglielmone "The Ornithodoros hasei (Schulze, 1935) (Acari: Argasidae) species group in Argentina," Systematic and Applied Acarology 12(1), 27-30, (1 April 2007). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.12.1.4
Accepted: 1 January 2007; Published: 1 April 2007
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