External morphological anomalies in ixodid ticks from Thrace, Turkey


KAR S., Akyildiz G. , YILMAZER N., Shaibi T., GARGILI KELEŞ A. , VATANSEVER Z.

EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, vol.67, no.3, pp.457-466, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10493-015-9948-6
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.457-466

Abstract

Of 18,667 ticks examined, 33 specimens from species identified as Haemaphysalis parva, Hyalomma marginatum, Hy. scupense, Rhipicephalus bursa and Rh. turanicus were found to have external morphological anomalies. Anomalous Ha. parva, Hy. scupence and Rh. turanicus were reported in this study for the first time. General anomalies manifested as asymmetry and deformations of the idiosoma, whereas local anomalies occurred in legs, exoskeleton, spiracular, adanal, subanal and accessory plates, mouthparts and capitulum. With this study describing a gynandromorphic Hy. marginatum, the number of gynandromorphic tick cases has been raised to two in Turkey.