hard tick


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Noun1.hard tick - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
tick - any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
deer tick, Ixodes dammini - a northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis
Ixodes neotomae - a tick that usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to dusky-footed wood rats
Ixodes pacificus, western black-legged tick - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis - parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
Ixodes ricinus, sheep tick, sheep-tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes persulcatus - bites humans; a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes dentatus - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
Ixodes spinipalpis - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, wood tick - common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia
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A Case of Contrast Enhanced Cystic Mass of External Ear Canal Diagnosed as Engorged Hard Tick. J Audiol Otol 2018; 22(3): 167-9.
Identification of an uncultivable Borrelia species in the hard tick Amblyomma americanum: possible agent of a Lyme disease-like illness.
Noble Egekwu, Daniel E Sonenshine, and their team, published in the journal Insect Molecular Biology (2016 25: 72-92), they reported that "Illumina GAII high-throughput sequencing was used to compare expressed genes for female synganglion neuropeptides, neuropeptide receptors and neurotransmitter receptors of the soft tick Ornithodoros turicata with the hard tick Ixodes scapularis."
Ticks are hematophagous acarines mainly distributed in two major families, Ixodidae (hard tick) and Argasidae (soft tick) (BLACK & PIESMAN, 1994), while only one tick species is present in the Nuttalliellidae family (GUGLIELMONE et al., 2010).
Collection, identification and processing of tick specimens: Adult hard tick specimens were collected from different body parts of cattle without damaging their mouth parts using forceps.
Table 4-1 Features of Hard and Soft Ticks Common Name Family Name Unique Features Examples Hard tick Ixodidae * Have a hard plate There are seven called a scutum genera that transmit covering the disease: dorsal body surface.
1996, Identification of an uncultivable Borrelia species in the hard tick Amblyomma americanum: possible agent of a Lyme-like illness.
In the course of a blood meal, a hard tick may remain attached to its host for days or even weeks.
Unique strain of Rickettsia parkeri associated with the hard tick Dermacentor parumapertus Neumann in the western United States.
Many hard tick species "quest" for hosts, by climbing blades of grass or weeds and remaining attached, forelegs outstretched, awaiting a passing host.
To obtain a blood meal, a hard tick must attach to a vertebrate host for several days.