genus Ixodes


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Noun1.genus Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidaegenus Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
deer tick, Ixodes dammini - a northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis
Ixodes neotomae - a tick that usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to dusky-footed wood rats
Ixodes pacificus, western black-legged tick - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis - parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
Ixodes ricinus, sheep tick, sheep-tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes persulcatus - bites humans; a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes dentatus - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
Ixodes spinipalpis - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
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Nymphs of the genus Ixodes (Acari:Ixodidae) of the United States: taxonomy, identification key, distribution, hosts and medical/veterinary importance.
The spirochete that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted by ticks of the genus Ixodes (Burgdorfer et al.
The genus Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mexico: adult identification keys, diagnoses, hosts, and distribution.