Tick Study – Blacklegged Ticks Larvae and Nymphs’ Habitat is a Mystery in the Southern U.S.

In the southern U.S., blacklegged tick larvae and nymphs can be found on hosts, but they don’t otherwise show up in vegetation or—as a new study finds—in leaf litter or soil either. Learn more about how researchers at Texas A&M University dug up leaf litter and soil samples hoping to uncover the life history of larval and nymphal blacklegged ticks:

Entomology Today –

https://entomologytoday.org/2018/10/01/southern-united-states-young-blacklegged-ticks-habitat-mystery-ixodes-scapularis-lyme-disease/

Journal of Medical Entomology –

https://academic.oup.com/jme/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jme/tjy157/5090773

 

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