Publications by ICPS faculty and staff.

Journal Articles

Apanaskevich, D.A. & Lemon, H.E. (2018). Description of a new species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae) and redescription of I. priscicollaris Schulze, 1932, parasites of New Guinea rodents (Rodentia: Muridae). Systematic Parasitology 95: 373–382.


Allerdice, M.A.J., Beati, L., Yaglom, H., Lash, R.R., Delgado de la Mora, J., Licona, J.D., Delgado de la Mora, D., & Paddock, C.D. (2017). Rickettsia parkeri (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) detected in ticks of the Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae) group collected from multiple locations in southern Arizona. Journal of Medical Entomology 54 (6): 1-5 (doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx138)

Apanaskevich D.A. & Bermúdez S.E. (2017). Description of a new species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae) and redescription of I. lasallei Méndez & Ortiz, 1958, parasites of agoutis and pacas (Rodentia: Dasyproctidae, Cuniculidae) in Central and South America. Systematic Parasitology 94: 463–475.

Apanaskevich D.A., Domínguez L.G., Torres S.S., Bernal J.A., Montenegro V.M. & Bermúdez S.E. (2017). First description of the male and redescription of the female of Ixodes tapirus Kohls, 1956 (Acari: Ixodidae), a parasite of tapirs (Perissodactyla: Tapiridae) from the mountains of Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama. Systematic Parasitology 94: 413–422.

Azagi T., Klement E., Perlman G., Lustig Y., Mumcuoglu K.Y., Apanaskevich D.A. & Gottlieb Y. (2017). Francisella-like endosymbionts and Rickettsia species in local and imported Hyalomma ticks. Applied and Environmental Microbiology September 2017 83: e01303-17.

Diyes G.C.P., Apanaskevich D.A. & Rajakaruna R.S. (2017). Lifecycle of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloidesunder laboratory conditions. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 31: 327–332.

Gern, L., Beati, L. A charismatic figure has left us: A tribute to Professor André Aeschlimann (1929–2016). Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases8 (4)(DOI10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.09.013)(Obituary)

Hornok, S., Sándor, A.D., Beck, R., Farkas, R., Beati, L., Kontschán, J., Takács, N., Földvári1, G., Silaghi, C., Meyer-Kayser, E., Hodžić, A., Tomanović, S., Abdullah, S., Wall, R., Estrada-Peña, A., Duscher, & G.G., Plantard, O. (2017). Contributions to the phylogeny of Ixodes(PholeoixodescanisugaI. (Ph.kaiseriI. (Ph.hexagonus and a simple pictorial key for the identification of their females. Parasites & Vectors 10 (1) (DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2424-x)

Kamani J., Apanaskevich D.A., Gutiérrez R., Nachum-Biala Y., Baneth G. and Harrus S. 2017. Morphological and molecular identification of Rhipicephalus (Boophilusmicroplus in Nigeria, West Africa: a threat to livestock health. Experimental and Applied Acarology 73: 283–296.

Karim S., Budachetri K., Mukherjee N., Williams J., Kausar A., Hassan M.J., Adamson S., Dowd S.E., Apanaskevich D., Arijo A., Sindhu Z.U., Kakar M.A., Khan R.M.D., Ullah S., Sajid M.S., Ali A. & Iqbal Z. (2017). A study of ticks and tick-borne livestock pathogens in Pakistan. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11 (6): e0005681.

Oliver, J.D., Bennet, S.W., Beati, L., & Bartholomay, L.C. (2017). Range expansion and increasing Borrelia burgdorferi infection of the tick Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Iowa, 1990–2013. Journal of Medical Entomology, 1-8. (doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx121)

Rakotomanga M.N., Goodman S.M., Soarimalala V., Boyer S. & Apanaskevich D. (2017). Les tiques dures (Acari : Ixodidae) ectoparasites de micromammifères non-volants dans la forêt d’Ambohitantely, Madagascar. Malagasy Nature 12: 59–67.

Sands A.F., Apanaskevich D.A., Matthee S., Horak I.G., Harrison A., Karim S., Mohammad M.K., Mumcuoglu K.Y., Rajakaruna R.S., Santos-Silva M.M. & Matthee C.A. (2017). Effects of tectonics and large scale climatic changes on the evolutionary history of Hyalomma ticks. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114: 153–165.

Sands A.F., Apanaskevich D.A., Matthee S., Horak I.G. & Matthee C.A. (2017). The effect of host vicariance and parasite life history on the dispersal of the multi-host ectoparasite, Hyalomma truncatumJournal of Biogeography 44: 1124–1136.


Apanaskevich, D.A., Bandaranayaka, K.O., Apanaskevich, M.A., & Rajakaruna, R.S. (2016). Redescription of Amblyomma integrum adults and immature stages. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 30:330-341.

Apanaskevich, D.A. (2016). First description of the nymph and larva of Dermacentor compactus Neumann, 1901 (Acari: Ixodidae), parasites of squirrels (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in southeast Asia. Systematic Parasitology, 93:355–365.

Apanaskevich, D.A., & Apanaskevich, M.A. (2016). Description of two new species of Dermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from Oriental Asia. Systematic Parasitology, 93:159–171.

Ariyarathne, S., Apanaskevich, D.A., Amarasinghe, P.H., & Rajakaruna, R.S. (2016). Diversity and distribution of tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) associated with human otoacariasis and socio-ecological risk factors of tick infestations in Sri Lanka. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 70:99-123.

Bandaranayaka, K.O., Apanaskevich, D.A., & Rajakaruna, R.S. (2016). Life cycle of Amblyomma integrum (Acari: Ixodidae) under laboratory conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 69:335-345.

Bandaranayaka, K.O., Apanaskevich, D.A., & Rajakaruna, R.S. (2016). Life cycle of Nosomma monstrosum (Acari: Ixodidae) under laboratory conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 69:97-106.

Dunlop, J.A., Apanaskevich, D.A., Lehmann, J., Hoffmann, R., Fusseis, F., Ehlke, M., Zachow S., & Xiao, X. (2016). Microtomography of the Baltic amber tick Ixodes succineus reveals affinities with the modern Asian disease vector Ixodes ovatus. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16(203):1–8.

Ereqat, S., Nasereddin, A., Al-Jawabreh, A., Azmi, K., Harrus, S., Mumcuoglu, K., Apanaskevich. D., & Abdeen, Z. (2016). Molecular detection and identification of spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected from the West Bank, Palestinian Territories. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10:1–11.

Loftis, A.D., Kelly, P.J., Paddock, C.D., Blount, K., Johnson, J.W., Gleim, E.R., Yabsley, M.J., Levin, M.L., & Beati, L.  (2016). Panola Mountain Ehrlichia in Amblyomma maculatum from the United States and Amblyomma variegatum from the Caribbean and Africa. Journal of Medical Entomology.  (doi: 10:1093/jme/tjv240)

Lado, P., Nava, S., Labruna, M.B., Szabo, M.P.J., Durden, L.A., Bermudez, S., Montagna, M., Sánchez Quirós, A.C., & Beati, L. (in press). Amblyomma parvum Aragão, 1908 (Acari: Ixodidae): Phylogeography and systematic considerations. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.

Rodríguez-Vivas, R.I., Apanaskevich D.A., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martínez, I., Reyes-Novelo, E., Esteve-Gassent, M.D., & Pérez de León, A.A. (2016). Ticks collected from humans, domestic animals, and wildlife in Yucatan, Mexico. Veterinary Parasitology, 215:106–113.

Schuh, A. J., Amman, B. R., Apanaskevich, D. A., Sealy, T. K., Nichol, S. T., & Towner, J. S. (2016). No evidence for the involvement of the argasid tick Ornithodoros faini in the enzootic maintenance of marburgvirus within Egyptian rousette bats Rousettus aegyptiacus. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (128), 1-3.

Springer, Y.P, Hoekman, D., Johnson, P.T.J., Duffy, P.A., Hufft, R.A., Barnett, D.T., Allan, B.F., Amman, B.R., Barker, C.M., Barrera, R., Beard, C.B., Beati, L., Begon, M., Blackmore, M.S., Bradshaw, W.E., Brisson, D., Calisher, C.H., Childs, J.E., Diuk-Wasser, M.A., Douglass, R.J., Eisen, R.J., Foley, D.H., Foley, J.E., Gaff, H.D., Gardner, S.L., Ginsberg, H.S., Glass, G.E., Hamer, S.A., Hayden, M.H., Hjelle, B., Holzapfel, C.M., Juliano, S.A., Kramer, L.D., Kuenzi, A.J., LaDeau, S.L., Livdahl, T.P., Mills, J.N., Moore, C.G., Morand, S., Nasci, R.S., Ogden, N.H., Ostfeld, R.S., Parmenter, R.R., Piesman, J., Reisen, W.K., Savage, H.M., Sonenshine, D.E., Swei, A., & Yabsley, M.J. (2016). Tick-, mosquito-, and rodent-borne parasite sampling designs for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7(5):e01271. (doi:10.1002/ecs2.1271).

Stefaniak, L.M., & Heupel, J.  (2016).  Alternative menthol sources for ascidian relaxation.  Management of Biological Invasions (in press).

Zemtsova, G.E., Apanaskevich, D.A., Reeves, W.K., Hahn, M., Snellgrove, A., & Levin M.L. (2016). Phylogeography of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato and its relationships with climatic factors. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 69:191–203.


Apanaskevich, M.A., & Apanaskevich, D.A. (2015). Description of new Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) species from Malaysia and Vietnam. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52:156–162.

Apanaskevich, D.A., & Apanaskevich, M.A. (2015). Description of a new Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) species from Thailand and Vietnam. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52:806–812.

Apanaskevich, M.A., & Apanaskevich, D.A. (2015). Reinstatement of Dermacentor bellulus (Acari: Ixodidae) as a valid species previously confused with D. taiwanensis and comparison of all parasitic stages. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52:573–595.

Bermúdez, S.E., Lady Mejía, C., Ligia Hernández, B., & Apanaskevich, D.A. (2015). First record of Ixodes boliviensis Neumann, 1904 and Dermacentor dissimilis Cooley, 1947 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) as parasites of domestic mammals in Nicaragua. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 20:462–464.

Durden, L.A., Knapp, C.R., Beati, L., & Dold, S.  (2015). Reptile-associated ticks from Dominica and the Bahamas with notes on hyperparasitic erythrhraeid mites. The Journal of Parasitology 101 (1): 24-27.

Harrison, A., Robb, G.N., Alagaili, A.N., Hastriter, M.W., Apanaskevich, D.A., Ueckermann, E.A., & Bennett, N.C. (2015). Ectoparasite fauna of rodents collected from two wildlife research centers in Saudi Arabia with discussion on the implications for disease transmission. Acta Tropica, 147:1–5.

Hernández, A.S., Rodríguez Vivas, R.I., Pérez Barreta, M.A., Esteve Gassent, M.D., & Apanaskevich D.A. (2015). Ixodes affinis (Acari: Ixodidae) in dogs from rural localities of Yucatan, Mexico: prevalence, abundance and associated factors. Veterinaria México, 2:1–9.

Kamani, J., Baneth, G., Apanaskevich, D.A., Mumcuoglu, K.Y., & Harrus, S. (2015). Molecular detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hyalomma spp. ticks from camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Nigeria, West Africa. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 29:205–209.

Nava, S., Estrada-Peña, A., Petney, T., Beati, L., Labruna, M.B., Szabó, M.P.J., Venzal, J.M., Mastropaolo, M., Mangold, A.J., & Guglielmone, A.A. (2015). The taxonomic status of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806). Veterinary Parasitology 28 (1-2): 2-8

Reigel, A. M., Harrison, J. S., & Gleason, D. F. (2015). Tetranucleotide microsatellites for the barnacle Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 62:159-163.

Van Treuren, W.,  Ponnusamy, L.,  Brinkerhoff, R.J., Gonzalez, A., Parobek, C.M., Juliano, J.J., Andreadis, T.G., Falco, R.C., Beati Ziegler, L., Hathaway, N., Keeler, C., Emch, M., Bailey, J.A., Roe, R.M., Apperson, C.S., Knight, R., & Meshnick, S.R. (2015) Variation in the microbiota of Ixodes ticks with regard to geography, species, and sex. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81: 6200-6209.


Apanaskevich, D.A., Duan, W., Apanaskevich, M.A., Filippova, N.A., & Chenn J. (2014). Redescription of Dermacentor everestianus Hirst (Acari: Ixodidae), a parasite of mammals in mountains of China and Nepal with synonymization of D. abaensis Teng and D. birulai Olenev. Journal of Parasitology, 100:268–278.

Lubelczyk, C., Lacombe, E.H., Elias, S.P., Beati, L., & Rand, P.W.  (2014). Parasitism of mustelids by ixodid ticks (Acari:Ixodidae), Maine and New Hampshire, U.S.A. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 5(4): 432-435.

Mukherjee, N., Beati, L., Sellers, M., Burton, L., Adamson, S., Robbins, R., Moore, F., & Karim, S. (2014) Importation of exotic ticks and tick-borne spotted fever group rickettsia into the United States by migrating songbirds. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 5(2): 127-134.

Nava, S., Beati, L., Dunlop, J., & Guglielmone, A.A.  (2014). Reestablishment of Amblyomma tenellum Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 5(6): 620-623.

Nava, S., Beati, L., Labruna, M.B., Cáceres, A.G., Mangold, A.J., & Guglielmone, A.A. (2014). Reassessment of the taxonomic status of Amblyomma cajennense (Fabricius, 1787) with the description of three new species, Amblyomma tonelliae n. sp., Amblyomma interandinum n. sp. and Amblyomma patinoi n. sp., and resurrection of Amblyomma mixtum Koch, 1844 and Amblyomma sculptum Berlese, 1888 (Ixodida: Ixodidae). Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 5(3):252-276.

Robbins, R.G., Lazukina, I., Apanaskevich, D.A., & Carpenter, T.L. (2014). An annotated list of source publication citations for Russian-language papers on ticks and tick-borne diseases translated under the direction of Harry Hoogstraal, ca. 1967-1986. Systematic & Applied Acarology, 19:1–43.

Springer, Y.P., Eisen, L., Beati, L., James, A.M., & Eisen, R.J. (2014). Spatial distribution of counties in the continental United States with records of occurrence of Amblyomma americanum (L.). Journal of Medical Entomology 51(2):342-351.

Stefaniak, L.M., Auster, P. J., & Babb, I. G. (2014). Loss of an erect sponge on a rock reef in Long Island Sound (north-west Atlantic). Marine Biodiversity Records, 7(E115):1-6.

Stefaniak, L.M., & Whitlatch, R. B. (2014). Life history attributes of a global invader: Factors contributing to the invasion potential of Didemnum vexillum. Aquatic Biology, 21:221-229.


Apanaskevich, D.A., Soarimalala, V., & Goodman, S.M. (2013). A new Ixodes species (Acari: Ixodidae), parasite of shrew tenrecs (Afrosoricida: Tenrecidae) in Madagascar. Journal of Parasitology, 99:970–972.

Apanaskevich, D.A., & Bermúdez, S.E. (2013). Description of a new Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) species, a parasite of wild mammals in Central America. Journal of Medical Entomology, 50:1190–1201.

Apanaskevich D.A.  (2013). First description of the nymph and larva of Dermacentor raskemensis (Acari: Ixodidae), parasites of pikas and other small mammals in Central Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology, 50:959–964.

Beati, L., Nava, S., Burkman, E.J., Barros-Battesti, D., Labruna, M.B., Guglielmone, A.A., Cáceres, A.G., Guzmán-Cornejo, C., Léon, R., Durden, L.A., & Faccini, J.L.H. (2013). Amblyomma cajennense (Fabricius, 1787) (Acari: Ixodidae), the Cayenne tick: phylogeography and evidence for allopatric speciation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:267. (link:

Cangi, N., Horak, I.G., Apanaskevich, D.A., Matthee, S., Neves, L.C.B.G., Estrada-Peña, A., & Matthee, C.A.  (2013). The influence of interspecific competition and host preference on the phylogeography of two African ixodid tick species. Plos One, 8:1–12.

Kleinerman, G., Baneth, G., Mumcuoglu, K.Y., van Straten, M., Berlin, D., Apanaskevich, D.A., Abdeen, Z., Nasereddin, A., & Harrus, S.  (2013).  Molecular detection of Rickettsia africae, Rickettsia aeschlimannii, and Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae in camels and Hyalomma spp. ticks from Israel. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 13:851–856.


Evans, C. (2015, October 10). Managing Unmanaged Collections: In Which One Must Wear Many Hats. [Web log post]. Retrieved from   


Evans, C. (2015, October 30). Georgia Southern University National Tick Collection moving to a new building [Interview]. Savannah, GA: WTOC.


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