Ixodes pacificus

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ixodes pacificus - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humansIxodes pacificus - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
hard tick, ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
genus Ixodes, Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae
References in periodicals archive ?
It is carried by two species of deer ticks (as opposed to wood ticks), Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus.
burgdorferi is transmitted by a different tick species, Ixodes pacificus (Ogden et al.
Human behaviors elevating exposure to Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) nymphs and their associated bacterial zoonotic agents in a hardwood forest.
The highest incidence of this disease occurs in northern coastal California, in locations such as Santa Cruz County (2), where habitat supports yearlong activity of the tick vector Ixodes pacificus (3,4).
Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi from Neotoma fuscipes, Peromyscus maniculatus, Peromyscus boylii, and Ixodes pacificus in Oregon.
53 grey partridges (33 domesticated and 20 wild) were infested by seven lice species (Menopon gallinae, Goniocotes gall, Menacanthus stramineus, Genero columbicola, Lipeurus caponis, Brueelia coquimbana, Coculogaster heterographus), three species of ticks (Haemaphysalis leporispalustris, Ixodes pacificus, Amblyomma maculatum) 2 species of mites (Ornithonyssus syliarum, Dermanyssus gallinae) and a flea species (Pulex irritans).
Las garrapatas del genero Ixodes son los vectores o transmisores de la enfermedad; se han descrito diferentes especies transmisoras: Ixodes ricinus en Europa; Ixodes persulcatus en Asia y en el este de Europa; Ixodes pacificus e Ixodes scapularis (antes llamado Ixodes dammini) en Norteamerica (1).
The Ixodes pacificus are black with reddish bottoms and are generally smaller than other ticks.
Ixodes pacificus (the western black-legged tick) is the vector in the Western states.
Peromyscus truei also is known to harbor the tick Ixodes pacificus (cf.
On the West Coast, the Lyme disease bacteria are harbored by a close cousin of Ixodes dammini called Ixodes pacificus.