Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ixodes arboricola

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4542

This so-called tree-hole tick is an endophilic parasite mainly found in nests of birds such as great and blue tits (Parus major, Cyanistes hypoleuca) and nuthatches (Sitta europaea).

Further Reading

  1. Van Oosten AR et al (2014) Host specificity of a bird-specialized endophilic ectoparasite: Ixodes arboricola. Parasitol Res 113:4397–4405CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany