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Preliminary survey for entomopathogenic fungi associated with Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in southern New York and New England, USA

Journal of Medical Entomology

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Abstract

Free-living larval, nymphal and adult Ixodes scapularis Say were collected from scattered locales in southern New England and New York to determine infection rates with entomopathogenic fungi. Infection rates of larvae, nymphs, males, and females were 0% (571), 0% (272), 0% (57), and 4.3% (47), respectively. Two entomopathogenic fungi were isolated from field-collected I. scapularis females from Fire Island, New York. Isolates were identified as Verticillium lecanii (Zimmermann) Viegas and Verticillium sp. (a member of the Verticillium lecanii species complex).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Preliminary survey for entomopathogenic fungi associated with Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in southern New York and New England, USA
Series title:
Journal of Medical Entomology
Volume
36
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
635-637
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Medical Entomology
First page:
635
Last page:
637