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Publications by USNTC faculty, students and staff.

Journal Articles

Duan D.Y., Apanaskevich D.A., Liu L., Liu G.H. and Cheng T.Y. 2022. Identification of a new species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae), parasite of hog badgers (Carnivora: Mustelidae) in China. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: 1-12. Abstract

Che Lah E.F., George E., Apanaskevich D., Ahmad M. and Yaakop S. 2022. First record of the tortoise Tick, Amblyomma geoemydae (Cantor, 1847) (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing a tree shrew, Tupaia glis (Scandentia: Tupaiidae) in West Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology: 1-6. Abstract

Barker D., Kelava S., Seeman O.D., Shao R., Seaniger J.R., Jones M.K., Apanaskevich M.A., Nakao R., Apanaskevich D.A. and Barker S.C. 2022. Rediscovery of Ixodes confusus in Australia with the first description of the male from Australia, a redescription of the female and the mitochondrial (mt) genomes of five species of Ixodes. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 18: 1-11 751. Abstract

Barker D., Kelava S., Shao R., Seeman O.D., Jones M.K., Nakao R., Barker S.C. and Apanaskevich D.A. 2022. Description of the female, nymph and larva and mitochondrial genome, and redescription of the male of Ixodes barkeri Barker, 2019 (Acari: Ixodidae), from the short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, with a consideration of the most suitable subgenus for this tick. Parasites & Vectors 15:117: 1-18 751. Abstract

Yuexun Tian, Phillip E Kaufman, Caitlin E Taylor, Lorenza Beati, Cynthia C Lord, Variable Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. (Acari: Ixodidae) Development, Environmental Entomology, 2022;, nvac027, Abstract


Kimberly J. Ledger, Lorenza Beati, Samantha M. Wisely (2021) Survey of Ticks and Tick-Borne Rickettsial and Protozoan Pathogens in Eswatini. Pathogens 2021, (10(8), 1043. Abstract

Brown LD, Maness R, Hall C, Gibson JD (2021) Reactive oxygen species-mediated immunity against bacterial infection in the gut of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. Abstract

Bakkes D.K., Ropiquet A., Chitimia-Dobler L., Matloa D.E., Apanaskevich D.A., Horak I.G., Mans B.J. and Matthee C.A. 2021. Adaptive radiation and speciation in Rhipicephalus ticks: a medley of novel hosts, nested predator-prey food webs, off-host periods and dispersal along temperature variation gradients. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 162: 107178: 1–23. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A., Apanaskevich M.A., Nooma W., Ahantarig A. and Trinachartvanit W. 2021. Reinstatement of Dermacentor tricuspis (Schulze, 1933) n. comb., n. stat. (Acari: Ixodidae) as a valid species, synonymization of D. atrosignatus Neumann, 1906 and description of a new species from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Systematic Parasitology 98: 207–230. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Barker S.C. 2021. Dermacentor kamshadalus (Acari: Ixodidae), a tick of mountain goats and sheep in Western United States, Canada, and Russia, is a valid species. Journal of Medical Entomology 58: 499–501. Abstract

Ginsberg HS, Hickling GJ, Burke RL, Ogden NH, Beati L, LeBrun RA, et al. (2021) Why Lyme disease is common in the northern US, but rare in the south: The roles of host choice, host- seeking behavior, and tick density. PLoS Biol 19(1): e3001066. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. 2021. New larval host records and locality data for Nuttalliella namaqua Bedford, 1931 (Acari: Nuttalliellidae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 26: 317–319. Abstract

Maria N. Saracho Bottero, Lorenza Beati, Jose M. Venzal, Leonor Guardia, Caroline S. Thompson, Atilio J. Mangold, Alberto A. Guglielmone, Santiago Nava (2021) Ixodes silvanus n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae), a new member of the subgenus Trichotoixodes Reznik, 1961 from northwestern Argentina. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Volume 12, Issue 1, Article 101582. Abstract


Tirosh-Levy S., Steinman A., Einhorn A., Apanaskevich D.A., Mumcuoglu K.Y. and Gottlieb Y. 2020. Potential tick vectors for Theileria equi in Israel. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 34: 291–294. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Goodman S.M. 2020. Description of a new species of Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from the H. (Rhipistomaasiatica subgroup, parasite of an endemic Malagasy carnivoran (Carnivora: Eupleridae). Systematic Parasitology 97: 591–599. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Tomlinson J.A. 2020. Description of two new species of Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from the H. (Rhipistomaspinulosa subgroup, parasites of carnivores and other mammals in Africa. Systematic Parasitology 97: 601–621. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Goodman S.M. 2020. Description of three new species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae), parasites of tenrecs (Afrotheria: Tenrecidae) on Madagascar. Systematic Parasitology 97: 623–637. Abstract

NSG Tucker, ENI Weeks, L Beati, PE Kaufman (2020) Prevalence and distribution of pathogen infection and permethrin resistance in tropical and temperate populations of Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. collected worldwide. Medical and Veterinary Entomology (in press). Abstract

S Han, GJ Hickling, NH Ogden, HS Ginsberg, V Kobbekaduwa, EL Rulison, L Beati, JI Tsao (2020) Seasonality of acarological risk of exposure to Borrelia miyamotoi from questing life stages of Ixodes scapularis collected from Wisconsin and Massachusetts, USA. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases (in press). Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A., Vongphayloth K., Jeangkhwoa P., Chaloemthanetphong A., Ahantarig A., Apanaskevich M.A., Brey P.T., Lakeomany K. and Trinachartvanit W. 2020. Description of a new species of Dermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from the mountains of Laos and Thailand. Systematic Parasitology 97: 347–355. Abstract

ME Eremeeva, D Capps, C Logan McBride, AJ Williams-Newkirk, GA Dasch, JS Salzer, L Beati, LA Durden (2020).Detection of Rickettsia asembonensis in fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae, Ceratophyllidae) collected in five counties in Georgia, United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 57: 1246-1253. Abstract

MN Saracho-Bottero, J M Venzal, E L Tarragona, C S Thompson, A J Mangold, L Beati, A A Guglielmone, S Nava. The Ixodes ricinus complex (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Southern Cone of America: Ixodes pararicinus, Ixodes aragaoi, and Ixodes sp. cf. I. affinis. Parasitology Research 119: 43-54. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Schenk J.J. 2020. Description of five new species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae) and redescription of I. luxuriosus Schulze, 1935, I. steini Schulze, 1935 and I. zaglossi Kohls, 1960, parasites of marsupials, rodents and echidnas in New Guinea Island. Systematic Parasitology 97: 223–266. Abstract

Ernieenor F.C.L., Apanaskevich D.A., Ernna G. and Mariana A. 2020. Description and characterization of questing hard tick, Dermacentor steini (Acari: Ixodidae) in Malaysia based on phenotypic and genotypic traits. Experimental and Applied Acarology 80: 137–149. Abstract


AM Egizi, RG Robbins, L Beati, S Nava, CR Evans, J Occi, DM Fonseca (2019). A pictorial key to differentiate the recently detected exotic Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901 (Acari, Ixodidae) from native congeners in North America. Zookeys 818:117-128. Abstract

María N. Saracho-Bottero1 & José M. Venzal2 & Evelina L. Tarragona1 & Carolina S. Thompson1 & Atilio J. Mangold1 & Lorenza Beati3 & Alberto A. Guglielmone1 & Santiago Nava1. The Ixodes ricinus complex (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Southern Cone of America: Ixodes pararicinus, Ixodes aragaoi, and Ixodes sp. cf. I. affinis. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Tomlinson J.A. 2019. Description of four new species of Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from the H. (Rhipistoma) spinulosa subgroup, parasites of carnivores and rodents in Africa. Systematic Parasitology 96: 625–657. Abstract

Kamani J., González-Miguel J., Mshelbwala F.M., Shekaro A. and Apanaskevich D.A. 2019. Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting dogs in Nigeria: epidemiological and public health implications. Experimental and Applied Acarology 78: 231–246. Abstract

T De Meeûs, CT Chan, JM Ludwig, JI Tsao, J Patel, J Bhagatwala, L Beati (2019). Deceptive combined effects of short allele dominance and stuttering: an example with Ixodes scapularis, the main vector of Lyme disease in the U.S.A. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology Abstract

A. Lehane, C Parise, C Evans, L Beati, WL Nicholson, RJ Eisen (2019). Reported county-level distribution of the American dog tick (Acari: Ixodidae0 in the contiguous United States. Journal of Medical Entomology (in press). Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A., Chaloemthanetphong A., Vongphayloth K., Ahantarig A., Apanaskevich M.A., Brey P.T., Hertz J.C., Lakeomany K., Sutherland I.W. and Trinachartvanit W. 2019. Description of a new species ofDermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from Laos and Thailand. Systematic Parasitology 96: 475–484. Abstract

Tomlinson J.A. and Apanaskevich D.A. 2019. Two new species of Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) in the H. (Rhipistoma) spinulosa subgroup, parasites of carnivores and hedgehogs in Africa. Systematic Parasitology 96: 485–509. Abstract

Delgado-de la Mora J, Sánchez-Montes S, Licona-Enríquez JD, Delgado-de la Mora D, Paddock CD, Beati L, et al. Rickettsia parkeri and Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in Tick of the Amblyomma maculatum Group, Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019;25(4):836-838. Abstract

Egizi AM, Robbins RG, Beati L, Nava S, Evans CR, Occi JL, Fonseca DM (2019) A pictorial key to differentiate the recently detected exotic Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901 (Acari, Ixodidae) from native congeners in North America. ZooKeys 818: 117-128. Abstract

Blair P.W., Kuhn J.H., Pecor D.B., Apanaskevich D.A., Kortepeter M.G., Cardile A.P., Ramos A.P. and Keshtkar-Jahromi M. 2019. An emerging biothreat: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in Southern and Western Asia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100: 16–23. Abstract

L Beati and H Klompen (2019). Phylogeography of Ticks (Acari: Ixodida). Annual Reviews of Entomology 64(1). Abstract


Tirosh-Levy S., Gottlieb Y., Apanaskevich D.A., Mumcuoglu K.Y. and Steinman A. 2018. Species distribution and seasonal dynamics of equine tick infestation in two Mediterranean climate niches in Israel. Parasites & Vectors 11(546): 1–10. Abstract

Apanaskevich D.A. and Apanaskevich M.A. 2018. Description of a new species of Amblyomma Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae), parasite of deer (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) and wild pigs (Artiodactyla: Suidae) in the Philippines. Systematic Parasitology 95: 415–425. Abstract

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. Abstract

N Ogden, GC Pang, HS Ginsberg, GJ Hickling, R Burke, L Beati, JI Tsao (2018). Evidence for geographic variation in life-cycle processes affecting phenology of the Lyme Disease vector Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 55 (6): 1386-1401. Abstract

Nava, S., Beati, L., Venzal, J.M., Labruna, M.B., Szabó, MP, Petney, T.N., Saracho-Bottero, M.N., Tarragona, E.L., Dantas-Torres, F., Santos-Silva, M.M., Mangold, A.J., Guglielmone, A.A., Estrada-Peña, A. (2018). Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806): Neotype designation, morphological re-description of all parasitic stages and molecular characterization. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 9 (6): 1573-1585. Abstract

P Lado, S Nava, L Mendoza-Uribe, AG Caceres, J Delgado-de la Mora, JD Licona-Enriquez, D Delgado-de la Mora, MB Labruna, LA Durden, MEJ Allerdice, CD Paddock, MPJ Szabó, JM Venzal, AA Guglielmone, L Beati (2018). The Amblyomma maculatum Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) group of ticks: phenotypic plasticity or incipient speciation?Parasites & Vectors11:610. Abstract

Tomlinson, J.A., Horak, I.G. & Apanaskevich, D.A. Syst Parasitol (2018). Identity of Haemaphysalis (RhipistomamuhsamaeSantos Dias, 1954 (Acari: Ixodidae) and H. (R.) subterra Hoogstraal, El Kammah & Camicas, 1992, parasites of carnivores and rodents in eastern and southern Africa. Abstract

Vongphayloth K., Hertz J.C., Lakeomany K., Apanaskevich D.A., Robbins R.G., Sutherland I.W. and Brey P.T. 2018. The genus Dermacentor (Acari: Ixodidae) in Laos: a review and update of species records. Journal of Medical Entomology 55: 1047–1050. Full Text

Vongphayloth K., Douangboubpha B., Sanamxay D., Xayaphet V., Robbins R.G., Apanaskevich D.A., Sutherland I.W. and Brey P.T. 2018. New locality records of Ixodes granulatus and Ixodes vespertilionis (Acari: Ixodidae) from tree-shrews (Scandentia: Tupaiidae) and bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Laos. Journal of Medical Entomology 55: 1035–1039. Abstract


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 Full Text

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. Abstract

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. Abstract

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. Full Text

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

Gern, L., Beati, L. A charismatic figure has left us: A tribute to Professor André Aeschlimann (1929–2016). Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 8 (4): 675-676. Full Text

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). Full Text

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. Abstract

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text


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. Full Text

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. Abstract

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. Abstract

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. Abstract

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. Abstract

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. Abstract

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Abstract

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 7 (5):817-827. Full Text

Nava, S., Gerardi, M., Szabó, MPJ, Mastropaolo, M., Martins, TF, Labruna, MB, Beati, L., Estrada-Peña, A., Guglielmone, AA (2016). Different lines of evidence used to delimit species in ticks: A study of the South American populations of Amblyomma parvum (Acari: Ixodidae). Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 7 (6): 1168-1179. Abstract

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. 10.1002/ecs2.1271 Full Text

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. Abstract


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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Abstract

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. Full Text

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. Abstract

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. Full Text

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 Full Text

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. Full Text


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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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.  Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Abstract

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. Full Text


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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Full Text

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. Abstract

MB Blanco, MA Elfawal, LA Durden, L Beati, G Xu, LR Godfrey, SM Rich (2013). Genetic diversity of ixodid ticks parasitizing eastern mouse and dwarf lemurs in Madagascar, with descriptions of the larva, nymph and male of Ixodes lemuris (Acari: Ixodidae). The Journal of Parasitology 99:11-18. Abstract

M Dietrich, L Beati, E Elquero, T Boulinier, K McCoy (2013). Body size and shape evolution in host races of the tick Ixodes uriaeThe Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108 (2):: 323-334. Abstract


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

Book Chapters

LA Durden, L Beati (2013). Modern Tick Systematics. In: Biology of Ticks (2nd edition); D.E. Sonenshine and R.M. Roe (eds) Oxford University Press in New York City, New York, USA


DM Barros-Battesti, KM Famadas, FA Nieri-Bastos, L Beati. Glossario de terminologias. In: Carrapatos de importància mèdico-veterinària da Região Neotropical: um guia ilustrado para identifição de espècies. DM Barros-Battesti, M Arzua, and GH Bechara (eds.), Vox/ICTTD-3/Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006, 223pp. (ISBN:85-99909-01-0).


DJ Sexton, EB Breitschwerdt, L Beati, D Raoult. Epidemic and murine typhus. In: Zoonoses (S.R. Palmer, Lord Soulsby, D.J.H. Simpson eds) Oxford Medical Publications, Oxford, 1998.

L Beati, D Raoult. Mediterranean spotted fever and other spotted fever group rickettsiae. In: Zoonoses (S.R. Palmer, Lord Soulsby, D.J.H. Simpson eds) Oxford Medical Publications, Oxford, 1998.

L Beati, D Raoult, DJ Sexton, EB Breitschwerdt. Scrub typhus. In: Zoonoses (S.R. Palmer, Lord Soulsby, D.J.H. Simpson eds) Oxford Medical Publications, Oxford, 1998.


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


Georgia Southern University National Tick Collection Moving to a New Building. 2015.  October 30, 2015. Retrieved from

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