Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901 (Hoogstraal et al. 1968)
Asian longhorned tick, bush tick, cattle tick
Eastern Asia (Egizi et al. 2020)
First detected in New Jersey in 2017, but specimens were collected as early as 2010 (Egizi et al. 2020)
Has been intercepted at U.S. ports of entry on imported animals and materials (CDC 2018)
Potential vector of several human and animal diseases present in the United States (CDC 2018)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2018. Multistate infestation with the exotic disease–vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis — United States, August 2017–September 2018. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 67(47): 1310–1313.
Egizi, A., L. Bulaga‐Seraphin, E. Alt, et al. 2020. First glimpse into the origin and spread of the Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in the United States. Zoonoses and Public Health 67(6):637-650.
Hoogstraal, H., F. H.S. Roberts, G. Kohls, and V. Tipton. 1968. Review of Haemaphysalis (Kaiseriana) longicornis Neumann (resurrected) of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Japan, Korea, and Northeastern China and USSR, and its parthenogenetic and bisexual populations (Ixodoidea, Ixodidae). Journal of Parasitology 54(6): 1197-1213.