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potential range of the Asian longhorned tick in North America

potential range of the Asian longhorned tick in North America

Ilia Rochlin, Ph.D., entomologist and researcher affiliated with the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology, studied climate data from the native regions of the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) and used climate data from North America to model likely suitable habitat for the tick. The results, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, suggest the Asian longhorned tick could survive in a large swath of eastern North America as well as in the coastal Pacific Northwest (inset). (Image credit: Ilia Rochlin, Ph.D., Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology)

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