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Table 1 Localities in the province of Norrbotten, North Sweden where Ixodes persulcatus* was collected by cloth-dragging during July–August 2015. Additional information is available in Additional file 1: Table S1

From: First evidence of established populations of the taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Sweden

Locality number, name and vegetation type Potential main tick reproduction tick Date of tick collection in 2015 No. of  nymphs No. of  females No. of  males Total no. of ticks recorded on 600 m2
Västra Knivskär moosea, hareb 14 July 7 15 10 32
Virgin mixed forest       
Ytterstlandet       
Virgin mixed forest moosea, hareb 6 August 0 1 1 2
Ytterstlandet       
Juniperus heath moosea, hareb 6 August 3 0 0 3
Östra Knivskär       
Virgin mixed forest moosea, hareb 9 August 0 1 0 1
Östra Knivskär       
Virgin mixed forest moosea, hareb 9 August 1 0 0 1
Östra Knivskär       
Virgin mixed forest moosea, hareb 9 August 2 0 0 2
Stora Hamnskär       
Virgin mixed forest moosea, hareb, dogc 9 August 0 1 1 2**
Stora Hamnskär       
Virgin mixed forest moosea, hareb, dogc 9 August 0 0 1 1
Axelsvik       
Virgin mixed forest moosea hareb, roe deerd reindeere 11 August 0 2 0 2
  1. *All specimens were identified as I. persulcatus by morphological features (Additional file 2: Table S2)
  2. Ten specimens were also identified as I. persulcatus by molecular criteria
  3. **Two specimens were collected from a dog resident on Stora Hamnskär
  4. a Alces alces; b Lepus timidus; c Canis lupus familiaris; d Capreolus capreolus; e Rangifer tarandus