Haemaphysalis concinna

Also known as the Bush tick and Relict tick.

Hosts

Mainly sheep, however has also been found on; deer, cattle, horse, dog, cat and hares.

Distribution

France

Germany

Poland

Haemaphysalis coninna is particularly found in forest areas where the environment remains relatively constant, for example regions of the Paris Basin; Complegne, Fontainbleau and Chantilly.

Pathogenesis

Francisella tularensis

Tick borne encephalitis

 

Other diseases that has been associated with Haemaphysalis concinna is mainly bunyavirus (Bunya fever).

Description

Adult female dorsal features

  • Basis capituli broad and short
  • Cornua blunt
  • Trochanter I has a prominent posterior facing spur
  • Overall length unfed is 3.0mm-3.8mm
  • Length of engorged female : 10mm

(Photograph copyright Natural History Museum, London)

Adult female dorsal view. (Click on picture for a close up)

Adult female ventral features

  • Coxae I: prominent internal spur
  • Coxae II-IV: short internal spurs

(Photographs copyright Natural History Museum, London)

Adult female ventral view. (Click on picture for a close up)

Adult male dorsal features

  •  Cornua are prominent
  • Article iii of the palps overlap
  • Trochanter I has a prominent posterior facing spur
  • Overall length is 2.8-3.3mm

(Photograph copyright Natural History Museum, London)

Adult male dorsal view. (Click on picture for a close up)

Adult male ventral features

  • Coxae I: prominent internal spur
  • Coxae II-IV: short internal spurs

(Photographs copyright Natural History Museum, London)

Adult male ventral view. (Click on picture for close up)

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