Ticks of Maine
(Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Arachnida, Order Acari)


a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com


(updated 26 July 2020)




Welcome. Below is a working checklist of Maine’s ticks.

How to contribute to this checklist: Please e-mail corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com or send them to the address at the top of this page. A goal is to expand this page to include images and information about each species.

A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.


Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Ixodidae Amblyomma americanum (L.) Lone Star tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Amblyomma maculatum Koch Gulf Coast tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Dermacentor albipictus (Packard) moose tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Dermacentor variabilis (Say) American dog tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (Packard) rabbit tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension; Procter (1946, p. 530.)
Ixodidae Ixodes angustus Neumann ? University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes brunneus Koch ? University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes cookei Packard woodchuck tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes dentatus Marx ? University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes gregsoni Lindquist, Wu, and Redner ? University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes marxi Banks squirrel tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes muris Bishopp and Smith mouse tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes scapularis Say deer tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Ixodes uriae White seabird tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Ixodidae Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille) kennel tick University of Maine Cooperative Extension


Sources:
   Procter, William. 1946. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part VII. Philadelphia: Wistar Institute.
   University of Maine Cooperative Extension website (https://extension.umaine.edu/ticks/maine-ticks/)