A case of gynandromorphism in Amblyomma mixtum (Acari, Ixodidae)

  • Fredy A. Rivera-Páez Universidad de Caldas
  • Marcelo B. Labruna Universidade de São Paulo-USP
  • Thiago F. Martins Universidade de São Paulo-USP
  • Bruno Rodrigues-Sampieri Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Estadual Paulista-UNESP, Rio Claro
  • María I. Camargo-Mathias Universidade Estadual Paulista-UNESP

Resumen

Gynandromorphism is a condition in which an organism simultaneously exhibits male and female morphological characteristics. In Colombia, the taxon Amblyomma cajennense is represented by the species Amblyomma patinoi and Amblyomma mixtum. In September of 2014, in the Colombian Orinoco region, adult ticks were collected and determined from natural infections in bovines and equines. A gynandromorph was described from a natural infestation on a bovine, and morphologically classified as A. mixtum. This is the first literature report of a gynandromorph of A. mixtum, and the first description of a gynandromorph for a tick species in Colombia.

Publicado
2017-12-31
Como citar
RIVERA-PÁEZ, Fredy A. et al. A case of gynandromorphism in Amblyomma mixtum (Acari, Ixodidae). Revista Colombiana de Entomología, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 2, p. 268-270, dic. 2017. ISSN 0120-0488. Disponible en: <http://revistas.univalle.edu.co/index.php/SOCOLEN/article/view/5956>. Fecha de acceso: 15 jul. 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.25100/socolen.v43i2.5956.
Sección
Notas científicas

Palabras clave

Biology, ticks, Neotropic