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Table 1 Genera, species and number of ticks (plus number of homogeneous pools) per species, life stage and engorgement status included in the molecular study

From: Tick-borne pathogens in Ixodidae ticks collected from privately-owned dogs in Italy: a country-wide molecular survey

GeneraSpeciesN. of Ticks (n. of pools)AdultsNymphsLarvae
MalesFemalesEngorged females
DermacentorD. marginatus5 (2)1 (1)4 (1)000
D. reticulatus7 (6)4 (3) 3 (3)00
HaemaphysalisH. punctata4 (3)02 (2)02 (1)0
IxodesI. canisuga2 (1)02 (1)000
I. hexagonus112 (96)4 (4)48 (41)45 (39)14 (11)1 (1)
I. ricinus611 (516)64 (34)319 (285)195 (172)26 (22)7 (3)
RhipicephalusR. bursa10 (5)3 (1)6 (3)01 (1)0
R. sanguineus group1930 (949)628 (236)761 (484)189 (122)330 (94)22 (13)
Total 2681 (1578)704 (279)1142 (817)432 (336)373 (129)30 (17)