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Table 1 Ticks collected in Bulgaria, 2012

From: The diversity of tick-borne bacteria and parasites in ticks collected from the Strandja Nature Park in south-eastern Bulgaria

Sampling site Collection method Total Developmental stage Genus
    Larvae Nymphs Adults Ixodes Rhipicephalus Hyalomma Haemaphysalis Dermacentor
Male Female
Silkosiya F, SM, T, HLC 670 378 (56.4) 266 (39.7) 12 (1.8) 14 (2.1) 658 (98.2) 4 (0.6) 8 (1.2) 0 0
Stoilovo F, G, D, HLC 282 55 (19.5) 152 (53.9) 37 (13.1) 38 (13.5) 227 (80.5) 44 (15.6) 7 (2.5) 2 (0.7) 2 (0.7)
Sredoka F, HLC 239 101 (42.2) 125 (52.3) 5 (2.1) 8 (3.3) 238 (99.6) 1 (0.4) 0 0 0
Kosti F, SM, D, HLC 127 67 (52.7) 51 (40.2) 2 (1.6) 7 (5.5) 88 (69.3) 38 (29.9) 1 (0.8) 0 0
Malko Tarnovo F, C, HLC 87 0 0 48 (55.2) 39 (44.8) 4 (4.6) 52 (59.8) 31 (35.6) 0 0
Bulgari F 47 16 (34.1) 30 (63.8) 1 (2.1) 0 45 (95.7) 2 (4.3) 0 0 0
Sinemorets HLC 16 1 (6.2) 3 (18.8) 8 (50.0) 4 (25.0) 9 (56.0) 7 (43.8) 0 0 0
Zvezdets F 55 9 (16.4) 39 (70.9) 3 (5.4) 4 (7.3) 55 (100) 0 0 0 0
Ropotamo D 6 0 1 (16.7) 1 (16.7) 4 (66.6) 3 (50.0) 0 3 (50.0) 0 0
Wildlife Reh. Centre T 12 0 0 10 (83.3) 2 (16.7) 0 2 (16.7) 10 (83.3) 0 0
Total   1541 627 (40.7) 667 (43.3) 127 (8.2) 120 (7.8) 1327 (86.1) 150 (9.8) 60 (3.9) 2 (0.1) 2 (0.1)
  1. Abbreviations: C cattle, D dogs, F flagging, G goats, HLC human landing catch, SM small mammals, T tortoises