This article appeared in International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife on September 29 and pertains to Alaskan populations of Halarachne halichoeri, sea otters, seals, and even humans.
See the article at the URI below. The public is encouraged to collect ticks. Instructions for collection and submission of samples are provided.
Presentations from the 17th annual Alaska Invasive Species Workshop have been posted at the URI below.
Direct links to arthropod-related presentations:
Electrofishing and kick seining efforts for invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) on Kodiak Island, Alaska – Kelly Krueger, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. Project video
Leafminers in Alaskan birch – Stephen Burr, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
Asian gypsy moth detection and response in the Pacific Northwest, 2015 and 2016 – Clinton Campbell, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and Timothy B. St. Germain, Plant Protection and Quarantine
Ticks parasitizing dogs, cats, humans and wild vertebrates in Alaska: invasion potential – Kimberlee Beckmen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation.
The article provides information on Symphoromyia biting snipe flies.