Amblyomma testudinarium Koch, 1844: Discovery and Record in Korea, and Identification and Redescription of Male Tick

Amblyomma testudinarium 진드기의 국내발견기록(國內發見記錄), 종속동정(種屬同定) 및 웅충(雄蟲)에 대한 형태학적(形態學的) 재기술(再記述)

  • Kang, Yung-Bai (Institute of Veterinary Research, Office of Rural Development) ;
  • Suh, Myung-Deuk (Institute of Veterinary Research, Office of Rural Development) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Hee (Institute of Veterinary Research, Office of Rural Development) ;
  • Byun, Si-Yul (Jeju Provincial Animal Health Center) ;
  • Lim, Hi-Ung (Jeju Provincial Animal Health Center)
  • 강영배 (농촌진흥청 가축위생연구소) ;
  • 서명덕 (농촌진흥청 가축위생연구소) ;
  • 김용희 (농촌진흥청 가축위생연구소) ;
  • 변시열 (제주도 가축보건소) ;
  • 임희웅 (제주도 가축보건소)
  • Published : 1981.10.15


Amblyomma testudinarium Koch', 1844, previousely known to occur in India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, the Philipines, Taiwan and Japan, is here firstly discovered and recorded in Korea. A male specimen was collected from grazing Frisian cattle of the Dae Weon Farm on Jeju Island by a local veterinary official on the 28th June in 1981. The specimen was examined at the institute of Veterinary Research in Anyang and was identified as A. testudinarium. The morphological characteristics of the male specimen were redescribed. A tota1 of 18 species of ticks belonging to 7 genera, such as, Argas, Amblyomma, Boophilus, Dermaccntor, Haemaphysalis, Hyalomma and Ixodes, has now been recorded to occur in Korea.