Amblyomma cajennense and Amblyomma dubitatum in capybaras run over on highways in Santa Catarina State, Brazil

Rosiléia M. de Quadros, Márcia S. Lavina, Sandra Márcia Tietz Marques, Marciel França, Wilian Rafael Veronezi, Jary A. Carneiro Júnior

Abstract


Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris serves as a host for a number of tick species that play an important role as vectors of emergent zoonotic diseases. This is the first report of the occurrence of Amblyomma cajennense adults and Amblyomma dubitatum nymphs retrieved from capybaras run over on two highways in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.

Key words: Ticks, ixodidae, biology, morphology, nymphs


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