Accession Number : AD0670347

Title :   A CASE OF COLLECTING AMBLYOMMA LEPIDUM DONITZ, 1909, TICK IN AZERBAIJAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Pospelova-Shtrom,M. V. ; Abusalimov,N. S.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : On 18 May 1954, in Lenkoran region of Azerbaijan S.S.R., a European Stone Curlew (Burkinus aedicnemus L.) was shot. A male Amblyomma lepidum Donitz, 1909 tick was found attached to the head. The distribution area of A. lepidum (eastern equatorial Africa from Sudan to Zanzibar) corresponds to overwintering regions of Burhinus oedicnemus L. in Africa, Asia Minor, South Arabia, and Iran; therefore finding of this tick species in Azerbaijan S.S.R. in spring may probably be explained by accidental introduction of the tick by a passing bird. Examples of such distant introduction of ixodid ticks by birds are extremely rare. The tick is in the collection at the Zoological Institute of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan S.S.R.

Descriptors :   (*TICKS, ECOLOGY), BIRDS, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), DISTRIBUTION, COLLECTING METHODS, PARASITES, USSR

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE