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Notes on the responses of host-seeking nymphs and adults of the ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) to canine, avian, and deer-produced substances



Notes on the responses of host-seeking nymphs and adults of the ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) to canine, avian, and deer-produced substances



Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104(1): 73-78



In laboratory and behavioral bioassays, host-seeking nymphs and adults of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, were exposed to substances rubbed from the coats of dogs, from chicken feathers and from the interdigital glands of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann). Nymphs of the lone star tick. Amblyomma americanum (L.) were exposed to substances from chicken feathers. Nymphs of I. scapularis became akinetic on surfaces rubbed with substances from chicken feathers, but A. americanum nymphs did not. Overall, nymphs of I. scapularis appeared to avoid substances rubbed from the coats of dogs. Although hair samples were obtained from 14 dogs maintained under the same conditions, substances from the hair of one dog elicited arrestant responses among nymphs and substances from the hair of another dog appeared to completely repel I. scapularis nymphs. Adult I. scapularis of both sexes showed high levels of arrestment when exposed to substances from the same canine hair samples. No arrestment was observed when I. scapularis nymphs were exposed to interdigital gland substances of white-tailed deer does.

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