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Abstract

First report of spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini (Acari, Argasidae), in Sweden.

Abstract

A dog that had travelled to Sweden was inspected by a veterinarian. In one ear canal a tick was found. It was later identified as a spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini. In this case report we also review the previously known reports of O. megnini in Europe and the recent introduction and spread in Turkey.