Otobius lagophilus

Otobius lagophilus Cooley and Kohls, 1940 ETYMOLOGY:Oto = ear and bius = way of life; along with Lago = hare and philus = loving. SYNONYMS: None. HISTORY:Otobiuslagophilus was first described by Cooley and Kohls in 1940. It is another soft tick that may parasitize...

Otobius megnini

Otobius megnini (Dugès, 1844) Banks, 1912 (Figures 5-02 through 5-04) ETYMOLOGY:Oto = ear and bius = way of life; along with megnini for Dr. Megnin. SYNONYMS:Argasmegnini Dugès, 1884; Rhyncopriumspinosum, Marx; Ornithodoros megnini (Dugès, 1844) Neumann, 1911....

Ornithodorus puertoriciensis

Ornithodorus puertoriciensis Fox, 1947 Ornithodorus puertoriciensis was originally described from the nests of rats in Puerto Rico. Dr. Fox (1977) found two engorged larvae on a kitten from the Santurce section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The next day, three more larvae...

Ornithodoros talaje

Ornithodorostalaje (Guèrin-Méneville, 1849) Neumann, 1911 (Figure 5-1) ETYMOLOGY: Ornitho = bird and doros = leather bag; along with talaje for SYNONYMS:Argastalaje Guèrin-Méneville, 1849; Alectorobiustalaje (Guèrin-Méneville, 1849) Pocock, 1907. HISTORY:Ornithodorus...

ARGASIDAE

ARGASIDAE   Argasid or soft ticks are obligate ectoparasites of a wide variety of flying and land vertebrates. Most soft ticks reside in the dens, burrows, caves, and nests of their hosts and require multiple hosts to complete the prolonged, physiologically slow life...


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