Aka- Cattle tick, Bush tick, Scrub tick, East Asian Tick
By Rachael Cane (April 2010)
By Theresa A. Dellinger & Eric R. Day (May 2018)
QUOTE- "Human diseases such as Lyme spirochetes, spotted fever group rickettsiae, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and Anaplasma bovis have been detected in H. longicornis. It has been associated with Russian spring-summer encephalitis, Powassan virus, Khasan virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus,:4, Japanese spotted fever, and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome." (Source)
Where Are They Found in USA?
New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland
Something to Consider- All of the longhorned ticks have been reported in states east of the Mississippi River, except for one in far northwestern part of Arkansas (as of 8/8/18). Somehow that tick made it across the Mississippi to get there. It is, therefore, very possible they can/will be found in all US states.
Reports & Articles Listed By State
Connecticut- Early July 2018
Arkansas- June 5, 2018 (Benton County)
Maryland- July 27, 2018 (Washington County)
New Hampshire- November 2018 (Found On Dog Coming From Out of State)
New Jersey- November 2017- Western NJ- 1st Found In Mercer County. And in 2018- Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Union, Middlesex & Monmouth Counties.
New York- July 18, 2018 (Westchester County & Staten Island)
North Carolina- June 25, 2018 (Polk County In Western NC, Along The South Carolina Border)
Pennsylvania- July 31, 2018 (Centre County's Potter Township)
Virginia- May 14, 2018 & Continuing (Albemarle County, Then Warren County)
West Virginia- May 21, 2018 & Continuing (Hardy County along the Virginia Border & Marion, Putnam, Tyler, Taylor, Ritchie, Lincoln)