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1 January 2003 The Taiga Tick Ixodes persulcatus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) of Russia: Distributional and Reproductive Ranges
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The finding of an unfed adult female of the taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus Schulze is reported from the northern part of Eastern Siberia (the central part of the Sakha Republic [former Yakutia]) of Russia. This finding supplements other reported single findings of the taiga tick in different sites of the central part of the Sakha Republic, thus increasing its distributional range. The reproductive range of the taiga tick is limited to two separate areas in the southern parts of the Republic. The most probable mode of tick introduction northwards from the border of the reproductive range is by spring bird migrations from their wintering areas to breeding sites. The possibility of the establishment of stable tick populations in the areas of introduction is also considered.

Igor Uspensky, Ralph M. Garruto, and Lev Goldfarb "The Taiga Tick Ixodes persulcatus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) of Russia: Distributional and Reproductive Ranges," Journal of Medical Entomology 40(1), 119-122, (1 January 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-40.1.119
Received: 4 February 2002; Accepted: 1 July 2002; Published: 1 January 2003
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