С.В. Бугмырин, Л.А. Беспятова, Р.С. Мартьянов.
Распространение и численность иксодовых клещей (acari: Ixodidae) на островах Кижского архипелага
// Труды КарНЦ РАН. No 2. Сер. Биогеография. 2014. C. 119-125
S.V. Bugmyrin, L.A. Bespyatova, R.S. Mart’yanov. Distribution and abundance of ticks (acari: Ixodidae) on the islands of Kizhi archipelago // Transactions of Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Science. No 2. Biogeography. 2014. Pp. 119-125
Key words: ticks, Ixodes persulcatus, Ixodes ricinus, islands, Kizhi, Russia.
Data on the distribution and abundance of ticks on islands of the Kizhi skerries are presented. Questing ticks were sampled during field surveys in May-June 2007–2009, 2012, 2013 by flagging from vegetation on 27 Kizhi archipelago islands and the mainland. A total of 99.4 flag-km were sampled and 825 ticks were collected. The samples contained two tick species: Ixodes persulcatus Schulze 1930 (824 spm.) and Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus 1758) (1 spm.). Mean density of I. persulcatus in the study area varied among years from 5.9 to 23.5 ticks per flag-km. The wide distribution and predominance of I. persulcatus in the samples agreed with the overall situation observed lately in Karelia. The abundance of ticks on different islands is determined by their habitat characteristics.