Haemaphysalis leachi, Audouin, 1826

Sylla, Massamba, Ndiaye, Mady, Souris, Marc & Gonzalez, Jean-Paul, 2018, Ticks (Acari: Ixodida) of the genus Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844 in Senegal: a review of host associations, chorology, and identification, Acarologia 58 (4), pp. 928-945: 931-935

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http://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20184297

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Haemaphysalis leachi
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Haemaphysalis leachi   group Camicas, Hoogstraal & El Kammah, 1972

Haemaphysalis (Rhipistoma) leachi Audouin, 1826: 203   collections were obtained from wild animals including 5 from birds ( Table 5) and 198 from mammals ( Table 6). At the pre-imaginal stages, it is associated with Carnivores of the Herpestidae   and Viverridae   families. Immatures are also frequently collected from Insectivora species. In Senegal, the yellow dog-tick, H. leachi   , has been recorded from: Bandia Forest reserve (14°35’N, 17°01’W, Mbour Dpt., Thies Reg.); Richard-Toll 16°28’N, 15°41’W, Saint-Louis Dpt., Saint Louis Reg.); Bode, Podor (16°27’N, 14°21’W, Podor Dpt., Saint Louis Reg.); Savoigne (16°12’N, 16°17’W, Saint-Louis Dpt., Saint Louis Reg.); Kedougou (12°33’N, 12°11’W, Kedougou Dpt., Kedougou Reg.).

= L+N, Total mature = Male+Female. Ultimately, Villiers (1955) reported it in Dakar (14°40’N, 17°26’W, Dakar Dpt., Dakar Reg.)

from the Golden jackal, Canis aureus   (1♂, December 13, 1946, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, IFAN), the Serval, Felis serval   (8♂♂ 3♀♀, October 1945, IFAN) and, the White-tailed mongoose, Ichneumia albicauda   (2♂♂ 1♀, June 1947, IFAN). Moreover, the yellow dog-tick has been also collected and identified from an extended variety of hosts in Senegal including: the African hedgehog, Atelerix albiventris   in Bel-Air, Dakar (2♂♂, March 1948, IFAN), in Thiaroye , Dakar (1♂, February, 1955, IFAN)   ; the Serval, Felis serval   (2♂♂, June 1946, IFAN)  

in Bignona (12°47’N, 16°14’W, Bignona Dpt., Casamance Reg); (10♂♂, 3♀♀, May 18, 1956)

in Sandiara (14°25’N, 16°48’W, Mbour Dpt., Thies Reg.) GoogleMaps   ; the Domestic cat, Felis catus   (2♀♀, January 4, 1956) in Hann, Dakar ( Morel ,1958; 1961)   ; in Sangalkam (14°47’N, 17°13’W,

Dakar Dpt., Dakar Reg.) (2♀♀, January 14, 1956)   ; in Popenguine Forest reserve (14°34’N, 17°05’W, Mbour Dpt., Thies Reg ) (1♀, January 2, 1956) GoogleMaps   ; the Common genet, Genetta genetta senegalensis   (2♂♂, April 29, 1955) in Nioro-du-Rip (13°45’N, 15°48’W, Nioro Dpt., Kaolack GoogleMaps  

Reg); Missira (13°31’N, 13°31’N; Tambacounda Dpt., Tambacounda Reg.) (1♂, August 28, 1948, IFAN), Richard-Toll (16°28’N, 15°41’W, Saint-Louis Dpt., Saint Louis Reg.) (2♂♂ GoogleMaps  

1♀, September 24, 1948, IFAN   ); Kidira (14°27’N, 12°13’W; Kidira Dpt., Tambacounda Reg. ) GoogleMaps   ; the African civet, Civettictis civetta   (1♂, 1♀, August 30, 1954) in Tambacounda (13°46’N, 13°39’N; Tambacounda Dpt., Tambacounda Reg. )   ; the domestic dog, Canis familiaris   (1♀, October 1947, Dakar)   ; the African giant rat, Cricetomys gambianus   (7NN, 3LL in June  

19, 1956, Dakar); Morel (1956) collected H. leachi   in the NKNP from the Side-striped jackal, Canis adustus   (2♂♂, September 1955; 1♂, December 6, 1955)   ; African civet, Civettictis civetta   (8♂♂, 5♀♀, September 1955, 3♂♂, February, 1956)   ; African mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon   (4♂♂, February 1956, 7♂♂, 3♀♀)   ; White-tailed mongoose, Ichneumia albicauda   (September 12, 1955)   ; Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus scriptus   (1♀, September 1955)   ; Oribi, Ourebia ourebi   (4♂♂, 1♀, September 1955). Morel (1961) recorded it again in the NKNP (13°2’N, 13°17’N; Tambacounda Dpt., Tambacounda Reg. ) from Panthera pardus   (1♂ 1♀, March 1955)   ; African wild cat, Felis libyca   (1♀, March 25, 1957)   ; Villiers’ genet, Pseudogenetta  

= L+N, Total mature = Male+Female. villiersi   (1♂, March 25, 1955). It was also collected from a Domestic dog (1♀, June 7, 1959)

in Fann, Dakar; Common genet, Genetta   g. senegalensis   (3♂♂, 2♀♀, September 28, 1959)

in Thiaroye, Dakar; Mbaouane, Kayar (14°53’N, 17°07’W, Tivaouane Dpt., Thies Reg.) GoogleMaps   ; Civettictis civetta   (3♂♂, March, 16 1963) in Kolda (12°53’N, 14°57’W, Kolda Dpt., Kolda Reg.), Bandafassi (12°32’N, 12°19’W, Kedougou Dpt., Kedougou Reg.) in August 2006, and Pseudogenetta villiersi   (12♂♂, 8♀♀, January 6, 1964; 2♀♀ January , 10, 1964) ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 ). Ultimately , the species was recorded by flagging or hand picking in natura (1♀, June 23, 1962 GoogleMaps  

in Diender near Tanma lake (15♂♂, 8♀♀, June 12, 1962), and also form different unidentified rodents spp. (2NN, March 2, 1962; 4LL, July 25, 1962; 32LL, 2NN, February 25, 1963).

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