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Table 3 Ixodid species identified in a survey of dogs at veterinary practices in Italy by geographical origin and collection season

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

Tick species Geographical origin Season
Dermacentor marginatus North (Lombardy, Piedmont) Spring, Summer
Dermacentor reticulatus North (Lombardy, Piedmont) Spring, Summer
Haemaphysalis punctata South (Calabria, Campania) Summer, Winter
Ixodes arboricola North (Veneto) Summer
Ixodes canisuga North (Lombardy) Summer
Ixodes festai North (Piedmont) Summer
Ixodes gibbosus South (Calabria, Campania) Spring
Ixodes hexagonus North (Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto), Center (Lazio, Molise, Tuscany), South (Calabria, Campania) Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ixodes ricinus North (Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto), Center (Lazio, Molise, Tuscany), South (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Apulia, Sardinia) Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Rhipicephalus sp. I South (Basilicata, Apulia) Spring, Summer
Rhipicephalus bursa Center (Lazio), South (Calabria, Campania, Sicily) Summer, Winter
Rhipicephalus pusillus Center (Lazio), South (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Apulia) Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) North, Center, South (all the regions investigated) Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Rhipicephalus. turanicus Center (Lazio), South (Basilicata, Sardinia) Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter