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Thesis (open access)
The adult ticks of Haemaphysalis (Rhipistoma) adleri Feldman-Muhsam, 1951 (Acari: Ixodidae) are redescribed and the larva of this species is described for the first time here. The adults of H. adleri that we studied were collected from various canid, felid and hyaenid carnivorans (Carnivora: Canidae, Felidae, Hyaenidae) as well as a hedgehog (Erinaceomorpha: Erinaceidae) in Iraq, Israel and West Bank. The males, females and larvae of H. adleri can be differentiated from Haemaphysalis (Rhipistoma) species occurring in the Palearctic portion of West Asia and Egypt as well those in the H. asiatica subgroup by the length of idiosomal setae, development and size of spurs on palpi, dental formula on the hypostome and spur size on coxae. A lectotype of H. adleri has been designated and the geographic distribution and host of this tick species are discussed.
The male and female adult stages of Haemaphysalis (Rhipistoma) adleri Feldman-Muhsam, 1951 (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks are redescribed in this thesis to improve their identification and the control/prevention of pathogens being transmitted by them. Furthermore, the larva of this species are described for the first time to also assist in the same goal.
Anderson, Cole, "Redescription of Adults and First Description of the Larva of Haemaphysalis (Rhipistoma) adleri Feldman-Muhsam, 1951 (Acari: Ixodidae), Parasite of Carnivorans in Western Asia" (2023). Honors College Theses. 895.
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