First report of <i>Ixodes frontalis</i> (Acari: Ixodidae) in Finland, an example of foreign tick species transported by a migratory bird

  • Juha Laakkonen
  • Juhani Terhivuo
  • Eili Huhtamo
  • Olli Vapalahti
  • Nathalie Y. Uzcátegui

Abstract

Two small and dark coloured engorged tick nymphs of 2.8mm and 1.5mmin lengthwere found attached to the skin near the eyes and the beak of a Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis L.) captured for banding in the island of Lågskär in May 2005. The tick nymphs were morphologically identified as Ixodes frontalis Linnaeus. This species has not been previously reported from Finland.
Published
2009-12-15
How to Cite
Laakkonen, J., Terhivuo, J., Huhtamo, E., Vapalahti, O., & Uzcátegui, N. Y. (2009). First report of <i>Ixodes frontalis</i&gt; (Acari: Ixodidae) in Finland, an example of foreign tick species transported by a migratory bird. Memoranda Societatis Pro Fauna Et Flora Fennica. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/msff/article/view/2591
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