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Noun1.argasid - tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
tick - any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
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Although reptiles play a role as hosts for ixodid and argasid ticks, their role in maintaining tickborne Anaplasmataceae bacteria in the environment has not been described.
Coxiella-like endosymbiont in argasid ticks (Ornitltodoros muesebecki) from a Socotra cormorant colony in Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates.
There are more than 800 known species of argasid (soft shelled) and ixodes (hard-shelled) ticks and over 40 individual tick species are capable of causing salivary toxins that can cause paralysis in humans and animals.
Zewde, "A synthesis review of ixodid (Acari: Ixodidae) and Argasid (Acari: Argasidae) ticks in Ethiopia and their possible roles in disease transmission," Ethiopian Veterinary Journal, vol.
Argasid ticks feed fast, but take in small volumes of blood in each meal, contrasting with Ixodid ticks, which have a longer-feeding process and ingest large amounts of blood.
Eight bat species (29.28%) were parasitized by streblid flies, 6 species (14.28%) by spinturnicids, 5 species (9.28%) by the macronyssids and 5 species (7.85%) by argasid ticks (Table 2).
Genus Argas belongs to argasid ticks and has a great veterinary importance especially in poultry throughout the world (Jongejan and Uilenberg, 2004).
Argasid ticks can also release pathogens through excess liquid excreted from the coxal glands located adjacent to the first segment (coxa) of the front legs.
A total of 8,537 argasid ticks belonging to 2 genera were collected from Bijar County (Table 3).
Palpi: Short and robust, borne on the antero-lateral angles of the capitulum, one on either side of the median hypostome, 0.6 long, in argasid ticks three segments of palpi approximately of equal length but in the genera Ixodes and Hyalomma the I is considerably smaller than the II and III and has few setae, whereas the IV is reduced lying in a membranous cup-like hollow structure, segment-I visible dorsally, not concave on its inner surface and with 5 ventro- median setae (Fig.
Antibody responses of laboratory mice to sequential feeding by two species of argasid ticks (Acari: Argasidae).