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5 May 2016 Tick surveillance, including new records for three Haemaphysalis species (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from migratory birds during 2009 on Hong Island (Hong-do), Republic of Korea
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Tick surveillance of migratory birds was conducted during 2009 on Hong Island (Hong-do), Jeonnam Province, Republic of Korea. A total of 16/102 (15.8%) species of birds captured by mist net for banding were infested with ticks. A total of 143 ticks belonging to two genera and seven species—Ixodes turdus (96 ticks), Haemaphysalis flava (17), Haemaphysalis longicornis (12), Ixodes nipponensis (10), Haemaphysalis aborensis (3), Haemaphysalis hystricis (3), and Haemaphysalis doenitzi (2)—were collected from 16 bird species representing eight genera. New country and host records are provided for three uncommonly collected tick species: H. hystricis (3 nymphs; Turdus hortulorum and Zoothera dauma), H. aborensis (3 nymphs; Turdus pallidus), and H. doenitzi (1 male, 1 nymph; T. pallidus and Turdus naumanni). Most ticks (124/143; 86.7%) were collected from birds on their northward spring (March—May) migration from Southeast Asia to their breeding grounds in northeastern Asia.

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Heung Chul Kim, Sung Tae Chong, Chang Yong Choi, Hyun Young Nam, Hee Young Chae, Terry A. Klein, Richard G. Robbins, and Joon-Seok Chae "Tick surveillance, including new records for three Haemaphysalis species (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from migratory birds during 2009 on Hong Island (Hong-do), Republic of Korea," Systematic and Applied Acarology 21(5), 596-606, (5 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.5.4
Received: 22 January 2016; Accepted: 1 February 2016; Published: 5 May 2016
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