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Ticks In Colorado

Otobius lagophilus

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Otobius lagophilus Distribution This argasid occurs in the United States in CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WY; in Canada, it occurs in southern AB; in Mexico, it occurs in Chihuahua and Coahuila. It is rarely encountered in CO. Like its close relative, Otobius megnini, this is a one-host tick, and adults do not feed. It differs from O. megnini in hosts and anatomical sites infested, i.e., mostly on all parts of the host’s head and neck other than the ear canal. Hosts Hosts for Otobius lagophilus are lagomorphs, primarily jackrabbits and pikas. Vector Status A spotted fever group rickettsia and the agents of tularemia and Colorado tick fever and have been detected in O. lagophilus. Resources H Joel Hutcheson, James W Mertins, Boris C Kondratieff, Monica M White, Ticks...

Otobius megnini

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Otobius megnini (the spinose ear tick) Distribution This argasid is widespread in the United States, including AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY; in Canada, it occurs in southern British Columbia, and it is the most widespread soft tick in Mexico, reported from 21 states. Spinose ear ticks are generally associated with semiarid or arid environments such as those found in the southwestern US, however they can also be found in other climate areas due to transportation of livestock. Collection records from eastern states and Hawaii—and those from five other continents—are traceable to infested humans or animals imported from western...