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Ixodes soricis

Ixodes soricis

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Ixodes soricis


This tick occurs in AZ, CA, CO, NM, OR, UT, and WA in the United States; in Canada, British Columbia.


This tick is primarily an ectoparasite of shrews, including at least eight species of Sorex. It also parasitizes other insectivores, such as the broad-footed mole; Townsend’s mole; the shrew mole; and some rodents, such as the northern pocket gopher; graytailed vole; Townsend’s vole; and North American deermouse. There is also a record of it biting a human.

Vector Status

No reports of medical or veterinary importance for this species has been found to date.


H Joel Hutcheson, James W Mertins, Boris C Kondratieff, Monica M White, Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases of Colorado, Including New State Records for Argas radiatus (Ixodida: Argasidae) and Ixodes brunneus (Ixodida: Ixodidae)Journal of Medical Entomology, , tjaa232,