Ectoparasites of the raccoon (Procyon lotor) from North Central Arkansas

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:D. J. Richardson, Durden, L. A., Snyder, D. E.
Journal:Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Pagination:208 - 212
Date Published:1994
Keywords:Acari, Borrelia, ixodes scapularis, ixodidae, mammal, ticks, virginia, wild

Nine species of ectoparasitic arthropods were collected from 27 raccoons from north-central Arkansas between November 1989 and April 1990. Collected were 5 acarine (Androlaelaps casalis, Dermacentor variabilis, Ixodes cookei, I. scapularis, I. texanus), 3 siphonapteran (Chaetopsylla lotoris, Orchopeas howardi, Pulex simulans), and a single mallphagan species (Trichodectes octomaculatus). The rodent mite, A. casalis is reported for the second time from a raccoon. The occurrences of the fleas O. howardi and C. lotoris and the louse T. octomaculatus represent new geographic distribution records.

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