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Table 1 Tick species collected from privately owned dogs in Italy classified by life-stage and sex (larvae, nymphs, females and males)

From: A national survey of Ixodidae ticks on privately owned dogs in Italy

Tick group/species Larvae Nymphs Adults Total no. of specimens
Females Males
Rhipicephalus sanguineus groupa 21 295 881 625 1822
Ixodes ricinus 5 18 399 46 468
Ixodes hexagonus 0 7 73 3 83
Dermacentor marginatus 0 0 4 1 5
Rhipicephalus bursa 0 1 7 3 11
Dermacentor reticulatus 0 0 2 5 7
Haemaphysalis punctata 0 2 2 0 4
Ixodes arboricola 32 0 0 0 32
Ixodes canisuga 0 2 2 0 4
Ixodes gibbosus 0 0 2 0 2
Ixodes festai 0 0 1 0 1
Total 58 325 1373 683 2439
  1. aThis group includes Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato), R. pusillus, R. turanicus and Rhipicephalus sp. I specimens (data confirmed by molecular analysis)