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29 November 2016 Ticks collected from Chilbal Island, Jeollanam Province, Republic of Korea, during 2014–2015
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The 65th Medical Brigade and Public Health Command District-Korea, in collaboration with the Migratory Birds Center, National Park Research Institute, conducted a migratory bird tick-borne disease surveillance program on Chilbal Island, a small, remote, uninhabited island in southwestern Jeollanam Province, Republic of Korea (ROK), during 2014–2015. Ticks were collected by dragging vegetation and from nest soil and litter of the Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, and Swinhoe's Storm Petrel, Hydrobates monorhis, using Tullgren funnels. A total of 115 ticks belonging to three genera and three species were collected. Ornithodoros sawaii (98.3%, 113 ticks) was the most frequently collected tick species, followed by Ixodes signatus (0.9%, 1 nymph) collected from nest soil and litter, and Haemaphysalis flava (0.9%, 1 male) collected by tick drag.

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Heung-Chul Kim, Young-Soo Kwon, Mi-Ran Kim, Chang-Uk Park, Seokmin Yun, Won-Ja Lee, Sung-Tae Chong, Terry A. Klein, and Richard G. Robbins "Ticks collected from Chilbal Island, Jeollanam Province, Republic of Korea, during 2014–2015," Systematic and Applied Acarology 21(12), 1641-1650, (29 November 2016). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.12.5
Received: 8 September 2016; Accepted: 1 October 2016; Published: 29 November 2016
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