The Genus Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) in Laos: A Review and Update of Species Records

J Med Entomol. 2018 Jun 28;55(4):1047-1050. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy041.


Two species of the ixodid tick genus Dermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) have previously been documented from Laos: D. auratus Supino, 1897 and D. steini (Schulze, 1933). Between 2012 and 2017, we recorded four additional Dermacentor species from this country: D. bellulus (Schulze, 1935); D. compactus Neumann, 1901; D. filippovae Apanaskevich & Apanaskevich, 2015; and D. tamokensisApanaskevich & Apanaskevich, 2016. In addition, seven specimens in the tick collection at the Institut Pasteur du Laos may represent new species and are currently under taxonomic investigation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution*
  • Animals
  • Dermacentor / classification
  • Dermacentor / physiology*
  • Female
  • Laos
  • Male