Definition of Ixodes scapularis
1. Noun. Parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick).
Generic synonyms: Hard Tick, Ixodid
Group relationships: Genus Ixodes, Ixodes
Medical Definition of Ixodes scapularis
1. The black-legged or shoulder tick, a species found on animals in the southern and eastern U.S.; capable of inflicting a painful bite to humans, and of being a vector of Lyme disease. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Ixodes scapularis
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1. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"... though it does occur, practically all of the records apply to ixodes scapularis or Ixodes cookei. In Europe, Ixodes ricinus is very ..."
2. Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry for by United States Bureau of Animal Industry (1901)
"... Dermacentor occidentales is identical with D. reticulatus; and Ixodes scapularis = ( ?). (We have not yet been able to recognize this last species. ..."