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Tick maps

Tick species - Distribution maps


The map shows the current known distribution of the tick species in Europe at ‘regional’ administrative level (NUTS3). They are based on published historical data and confirmed data provided by experts from the respective countries as part of the VectorNet project.

Separate maps for the distribution of each of the following tick species are currently available:  Dermacentor reticulatus, Hyalomma marginatum, Ixodes persulcatus, and Ixodes ricinus.
To see a map of a particular tick species, please select the vector species in the menu below.

 

RED The species is known to have been present at least in one municipality within the administrative unit.
DARK GREEN Observed absence (obs. absent): the species has never been reported within the administrative unit and there have been field surveys or studies on ticks within the last 5 years of the distribution status date.
LIGHT GREEN Anticipated absence (antic. absent): the species has never been reported and experts estimate a high probability of absence.
MEDIUM GREY No data are available to local experts.
LIGHT GREY No information is available on the existence of field studies on ticks.

 

Hyalomma marginatum and Ixodes ricinus maps: Two new categories have been added to distinguish between introduction and presence of the tick species. The new categories are to be later included in all tick maps: 

RED The species is known to have been present at least in one municipality within the administrative unit.
YELLOW The species has been introduced in the administrative unit without confirmed establishment.
 
 

ECDC and EFSA, through the VectorNet network, continues to improve the data collection for the maps. VectorNet is looking for vector-borne disease experts who are interested in sharing data on the distribution of mosquito, tick, sand fly and culicoides vectors.

Experts can contact VectorNet at VectorNet@ecdc.europa.eu to join the network. They can also register and upload data to the common database through the VectorNet tool.

 

 TICK MAPS

 
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Dermacentor reticulatus - current known distribution - January 2016
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