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Pumpkin Center, NC, United States

Harrison B.A.,631 Mail Service Center | Rayburn Jr. W.H.,340 Rayburn Lane | Toliver M.,631 Mail Service Center | Powell E.E.,631 Mail Service Center | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Vector Ecology | Year: 2010

Ixodes affinis, which is similar morphologically to Ixodes scapularis, is widely distributed in North Carolina. Collections have documented this species in 32 of 41 coastal plain counties, but no piedmont or mountain counties. This coastal plain distribution is similar to its distribution in Georgia and South Carolina, where it is considered an enzootic vector of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto. An updated list of hosts for I. affinis in the U.S.A. is included, increasing the number to 15 mammal and one bird species. The presence of questing adults of I. affinis from April to November reinforces the need for confirmed identifications of suspected tick vectors of Borrelia spirochetes collected during warm months.

Sither C.B.,Western Carolina University | Harrison B.A.,Western Carolina University | Bintz B.,Western Carolina University | Wilson M.R.,Western Carolina University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association | Year: 2014

The first confirmed collection of Aedes stimulans in Louisiana was made in St. Tammany Parish, LA. A single adult female was collected by a large-bore aspirator in March 2011, and identified by microscopic and molecular methods. Notes are provided on the morphology, location, habitat, and potential mosquito associates that may be found with Ae. stimulans. © 2014 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.

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