Details of this species in Scotland
Source: Kirby et al.
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Management Notes for this Location:
Disease transmission: Kirby et al (2004) state that, "The sheep tick Ixodes ricinus (L.) is an ectoparasite of major economic and pathogenic importance in Scotland. Its distribution in the Scottish uplands is assumed to be governed by the abundance and distribution of its definitive hosts (deer and sheep (Ovis aries)) and climatic variables such as temperature and rainfall."
Last Modified: 30/12/2005 12:55:51 p.m.