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New Host and Locality Records for Ixodes Simplex Neumann and Ixodes Vespertilionis Koch (Acari: Ixodidae) From Bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae, Rhinolophidae, and Vespertilionidae) in Southern China

Bush, S. E.and R. G. Robbins

Abstract


Between September 2004 and May 2007, 16 collections of the bat ticks Ixodessimplex Neumann and Ixodes vespertilionis Koch were made from six bat species belonging to the families Hipposideridae, Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae in southern China’s Guizhou Province and Guangxi Autonomous Region. Five of the host records appearto be new, as are all the locality records for I. simplex in Guizhou Province and I. vespertilionis in Guangxi Autonomous Region.