By G Geevarghese

Ticks are obligate blood sucking arthropods present in virtually each zone of the realm. they're vitally important vectors of human and animal illnesses. Tick-borne protozoan ailments corresponding to Theileriasis and Babesiosis reason mortality and morbidity in household animals in lots of international locations together with India.

An knowing of taxonomy, vector biology and ecology within the geographic areas of every nation is key in order that a programme of keep an eye on measures could be implemented.

This e-book specializes in the ticks present in India and should be useful for future health professionals, tick biologists and veterinary researchers. It covers taxonomic identity, scientific significance and bionomics of haemaphysaline ticks.

  • Presents the taxonomy and organic description of the forty two haemaphysaline ticks that are present in the Indian subcontinent
  • Includes details at the ecology and biology of lots of those species
  • Keys supplied for subgeneric and person id might be valuable for simple id of Indian haemaphysaline ticks

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Himalaya is first known from locality, Molta, at 3,000 m altitude in Uttar Pradesh state, India. The 3,000 m elevation is at the upper end of the temperate zone and consists of mixed oak and conifer forest. The sub-alpine forest begins at 3,000 m and extends to 3,400 m; the alpine zone ranges from 3,400 to 4,200 m elevation. The type specimen is collected from Himalayan thar. The Himalayan thar, a wild goat variety, feeds in valleys in summer when snow melts from March to April, and later in the year these goats move upward.

Coxa are each with a short spur of approximately equal length; spur of I is peg-like with rounded apex, approximately twice as long as wide; other spurs are widely triangular with pointed apices and extend a short distance beyond posterior margins of coxa. 7 mm. 45 times as long as the base of basis capitulum; porose areas are elongate, sub-circular, small, and widely spaced. Hypostome is not quite as long as palpi, twice as long as in male; dental formula is 7/7, with 11 or 12 denticles in a close file.

3] 3. [5] 4. [H. [H. kumaonensis] 5. Coxal spurs are conventionally triangular on II to IV but appear to be spatulate or bluntly triangular on coxa I; posteroventral spur on palpal segment III is broadly triangular but reaching just short of suture between palpal segment II and III; punctations are numerous but irregularly sized and distributed; lateral grooves are very small and enclose just one festoon, reaching to the base of coxa IV................... [H. [H. sundrai] Females 1. [H. [3] 2.

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