First record of Ixodes Ariadnae in Germany - short communication

Sándor Hornok, Nóra Takács, Krisztina Szoke, Bernd Kunz

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A long-legged tick was collected from a hibernating greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Based on morphological characteristics as well as on partial COI and 16S rDNA gene sequences the tick was identified as an engorged female of Ixodes ariadnae. The greater mouseeared bat is a new host record for this tick species. Taking into account the geographical position of the collection site and the known migration distance of the greater mouse-eared bat, the present data suggest the autochthonous occurrence of I. ariadnae in Germany. This is the first record of I. ariadnae in Germany, and in any country other than Hungary, where this species has been recently discovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Bat
  • Ixodes
  • Myotis
  • Tick

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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