Journal of Medical Entomology
Published December 13, 2018  (News release from the Entomological Society of America)
The Asian longhorned tick, first reported in New Jersey in early 2018, could easily spread into across much of eastern North America and the west coast. Researchers identified the invasive tick’s potential range by comparing North American habitat with the insect’s East Asian native territory, using climate data from regions around the world where the tick currently is established. The tick is known to transmit disease to humans in Asia.

Related November 30, 2018, report from the Centres from Disease Control
For information: Joe Rominiecki, Entomological Society of America –