family Argasidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Argasidae - soft ticks
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Acarina, order Acarina - mites and ticks
argasid, soft tick - tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
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The spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini, is a soft-bodied tick belonging to the family Argasidae.
Family Argasidae, also called soft ticks, have the same 4 developmental stages, but most have multiple nymph stages.
The main vectors of CCHFV are ticks in the genus Hyalomma, family Ixodidae, with other ixodid ticks and ticks from the family Argasidae also contributing to transmission (2).