Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2019 , Vol 25 , Issue 5
Scanning Electron Microscopy Images of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) kohlsi from a Wild Goat in Northeastern Anatolia, Turkey
Esin GÜVEN1, Rıdvan KİRMAN1, Muzaffer AKYÜZ1
1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Atatürk University, TR-25240 Erzurum - TURKEY DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.21766 Tick samples were collected from a wild goat (Capra aegagrus) found in Uzundere province of Erzurum, Turkey. Species identification performed based on morphological criteria, and 3 males and 1 female tick were identified as Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) kohlsi. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) used to view the characteristic morphologic features of the ticks. Although previous studies report the presence of R. kohlsi in Turkey and in the world, this study represents the first SEM images of male and female R. kohlsi. Keywords : Wild goat, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) kohlsi, Scanning electron microscopy