Amblyomma maculatum

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Amblyomma maculatum
Amblyomma maculatum.tif
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family: Ixodidae
Genus: Amblyomma
Species: A. maculatum
Binomial name
Amblyomma maculatum
Koch, 1844

Amblyomma maculatum is a species of tick in the genus Amblyomma. Immatures usually infest small mammals and birds that dwell on the ground; cotton rats may be particularly favored hosts.[1] Some recorded hosts include:

In 2013, the infectious agent of American tick bite fever, Rickettsia parkeri was detected in a female A. maculatum collected at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, near Smyrna, Delaware, providing the first evidence of association of this pathogen of humans with this species of tick in the state.[10]

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  1. ^ Clark et al., 2001, pp. 1383–1384
  2. ^ a b Wilson and Durden, 2003, table 2
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Wilson and Durden, 2003, table 1
  4. ^ a b Wilson and Durden, 2003, table 5
  5. ^ Clark et al., 2001, table III
  6. ^ Clark et al., 2001, p. 1381
  7. ^ Clark et al., 2001, table II
  8. ^ Clark et al., 2001, table IV
  9. ^ a b Wilson and Durden, 2003, table 4
  10. ^ David A. Florin, Ju Jiang, Richard G. Robbins & Allen L. Richards. 2013. Infection of the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), with Rickettsia parkeri: first report from the State of Delaware. Systematic & Applied Acarology 18(1): 27–29;

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