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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Identification of an uncultivable Borrelia species in the hard tick Amblyomma americanum: Possible agent of a Lyme disease-like illness.
Parasitological analysis confirmed a hard tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus (female) (Figure 1).
Point prevalence of hard tick infesting domestic ruminants of lower Punjab, Pakistan.
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.
Hard tick mouthparts are anteriorly attached and visible from dorsal view (Figure 1A).
1 The effect of Bacillus thurigiensis varieties of soft and hard tick (Ixodidae).
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.
The present study aimed at determining the hard tick species and their abundance with respect to host-related risk factors in Bos permiginu s cattle was conducted in farm houses at three main regions (Western by-pass, Spiny village, and Sariab region) of District Quetta from March, 2013 to March, 2014.
Many hard tick species "quest" for hosts, by climbing blades of grass or weeds and remaining attached, forelegs outstretched, awaiting a passing host.