A comparison of European deer keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus)) and blacklegged ticks (Ixodida: Ixodidae: Ixodes scapularis Say) on elk (Cervus canadensis (Erxleben)) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780)) in Pennsylvania

Blacklegged ticks, winter ticks, and European deer keds are common and abundant ectoparasites of cervids in the Northeast, including Pennsylvania. Previous studies have examined how these ectoparasites are distributed across the bodies of white-tailed deer and if they differentially partition their hosts. Elk are also present in Pennsylvania, but few studies have examined the ectoparasites present on them. In this study, we surveyed ticks and deer keds on elk and white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania to assess the relative prevalence and on-host distribution of these ectoparasites and to compare these metrics between elk and deer.

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Work Title A comparison of European deer keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus)) and blacklegged ticks (Ixodida: Ixodidae: Ixodes scapularis Say) on elk (Cervus canadensis (Erxleben)) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780)) in Pennsylvania
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  1. Michael Skvarla
  2. Karen Poh
  3. Calvin Norman
  4. Emily Dolores Struckhoff
  5. Erika Machtinger
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Work Type Article
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  1. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario
Publication Date November 20, 2023
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Deposited March 18, 2024

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    • https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/eso/article/view/7539
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