Ixodes arboricola

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Ixodes arboricola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Ixodida
Family: Ixodidae
Genus: Ixodes
Species: I. arboricola
Binomial name
Ixodes arboricola
Schulze & Schlottke, 1930

Pholeoixodes arboricola
Ixodes lagodechiensis
Eschatocephalus dryadis
Ixodes passericola
Ixodes dryadis
Ixodes strigicola

Ixodes arboricola, also called the tree-hole tick, is a species of tick that parasitises small passerine birds.[2][3][4] It is among the most common species on the house sparrow.[5]


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  2. ^ Arthur, D. R. (1952). "Ixodes passericola Schulze. A description of the hitherto unknown male and larva, with a re-description of the female and nymph". Parasitology. 42 (1–2): 155–159. doi:10.1017/S0031182000084407. PMID 14929574. 
  3. ^ Brown, N. Sandra; Wilson, Grant I. (1975). "A Comparison of the Ectoparasites of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) from North America and Europe". American Midland Naturalist. 94 (1): 154–165. doi:10.2307/2424546. JSTOR 2424546. 
  4. ^ Clifford, Carleton M.; Hoogstraal, Harry (1965). "The Occurrence of Ixodes arboricola Schulze and Schlotke (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae) in Africa on Northward Migrating Birds". Journal of Medical Entomology. 2 (1): 37–40. 
  5. ^ Summers-Smith, J. Denis (1963). The House Sparrow. New Naturalist (1st. ed.). London: Collins. pp. 131–132.