Close-up of the head of an Asian Longhorned Tick with the title, "Asian Longhorned Tick: A New Species of Tick in the U.S."

Asian Longhorned Tick: A New Species Of Tick in the U.S.

Origin Story The Asian longhorned tick, scientifically named Haemaphysalis longicornis, is indigenous to Asia. Native to China, Japan, East Russia, and Korea, it then was introduced to and became established in Oceania (Western Pacific) where it is considered an exotic species. Hitching a Ride to North America However, in the last few years, scientists have…

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