(3.) Falco RC, Daniels TJ, Vinci V, McKenna D, Scavarda C, Wormser GP Assessment of duration of tick feeding by the scutal
index reduces need for antibiotic prophylaxis after Ixodes scapularis tick bites.
Area des Abdominalscutums mit je einem mittleren Paare dicker, aufrechter, groBer Kegeldornen bewehrt" [= scutal
areas I and III each armed with a paramedian pair of thick, erect, high spines].
Thorax: scutum with setae of the 2 central rows in sparse files, lateral rows present in 2-3 files and continuous along most of scutal
length, scutum otherwise nearly entirely covered with scales except for midline posteriorly and 2 narrow mediolateral lines; scutellum with single irregular horizontal row of setae, otherwise covered with scales;, anepimeron with 07-09 setae, pleura otherwise without vestiture; wing: length (from arculus to apex): 1.0-1.1 mm (n=9); tarsal claws bowed beyond midlength, and toothed; empodium reaching bend in claws (Figure 3).
measurements of the holotype are: AW (53m); PW (82m); SB (50m); ASB (20m); PSB (117m); AP (36m); AL (37m); PL (46m); sensilla (5+28A-12m).
Mesonotum with four black stripes; 0+3 dc (anterior dc far behind transverse scutal
suture), acr in 8 rows.
Our patient did not experience scutal
or ossicular erosion suggestive of a cholesteatoma.
2A): pronotum longer than head; lateral angle of pronotal collar little developed; mesonotum brown, with green markings; lateral sigilla dark near the pronotum and on the distal extremities, with the central area lighter and comma-shaped; submedian sigilla short, dark and fusiform; a broad mark and scutal
depression black above the long cruciform elevation, flattened, with posterior apices short, rounded and close together (Fig.
Mites were identified as Eutrombicula alfreddugesi following Hoffmann (1990), based on characters such as five scutal
setae, the pedipal formula B/N(B)/NNB, 22 dorsal setae (2 humerals +6,6,4,2,2), three genuelae I, one mastitarsala, and absence of mastitibiala.
punctation: dense, coarse = 0; fine = 1 (Fig.
This occurred because of the ambiguity of the scutal
area count and its critical role in determining subfamilies in Roewer's system.
triste on the basis of details of scutal
ornamentation, leg armature, and festoons.
scales were golden brown with a reddish tint, while scutal
setae were dark reddish brown.